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How to use vlookup in excel

How to use vlookup in excel

Microsoft Excel 2016 boasts a huge number of handy functions and utilities, many of which go untouched by the average user. If you find yourself repeatedly consulting the same table to find data, however, have a gander at VLOOKUP. Short for “vertical lookup,” VLOOKUP takes advantage of vertically-aligned tables to quickly locate data associated with a given value.

Note: though this tutorial was written for Microsoft Excel 2013, it works the same way in the latest version of Excel.

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If you know the name of a product, for instance, and you want to quickly determine its price, simply enter the product name into Excel and VLOOKUP will find the price for you. To the novice Excel user, setting up VLOOKUP can look like an intimidating process — but it needn’t be. Just follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to use VLOOKUP in Excel today.

How to use VLOOKUP in Excel

1. Click the cell where you want the VLOOKUP formula to be calculated.

2. Click Formulas at the top of the screen.

3. Click Lookup & Reference on the Ribbon.

4. Click VLOOKUP at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

5. Specify the cell in which you will enter the value whose data you’re looking for. In this case, our lookup value is H2, since this is where we will input the name of a tournament such as “PGA Championship,” so we input “H2” in the lookup_value box of the popup window. Once we’ve set up VLOOKUP properly, Excel will return the tournament’s Total Rating Value in cell H3 when we type the tournament name in cell H2.

6. Specify the data that you want VLOOKUP to use for its search in the table_array box. In this case, we’ve selected the entire table (excluding the headers).

7. Specify the column number which VLOOKUP will use to find the relevant data in the col_index_num box. Somewhat confusingly, VLOOKUP requires you to use the numerical value of the column rather than its letter value. In this case, we want VLOOKUP to use the Total Rating Value column — column D — so we enter the number 4.

8. Specify whether you need an exact match by entering either FALSE (exact match) or TRUE (approximate match) in the range_lookup box. In this case, we want an exact match so we enter FALSE.

9. Click OK at the bottom of the popup window.

10. Enter the value whose data you’re searching for. In our example, we want to find the Total Value Rating of the PGA Championship, so we type “PGA Championship” into cell H2 and VLOOKUP automatically produces the Total Value Rating (in this case, 914) in cell H3.

Using VLOOKUP, you can not only search for individual values, but also combine two worksheets into one. For example, if you have one worksheet with names and phone numbers and another sheet with names and email addresses, you can put the email addresses next to the names and phone numbers by using VLOOKUP.

More Microsoft Excel tips and tricks

There are a number of neat tips that’ll help you out when you’re managing your Excel spreadsheets. For example, when you protect a sheet or workbook, all of the cells will be locked, but you can also lock cells individually by right-clicking and selecting “Format Cells.” And if you need to, you can also freeze rows and columns by selecting “Freeze Panes” in the View tab.

But not everyone is a fan of Excel, so if you need to convert Excel spreadsheets to Google Sheets, we have a guide for that, as well as a guide on how to open Google Sheets in Excel.

For business users, we also have 10 Excel business tips that can help you keep your job, including guides on how to remove duplicate data, recover lost Excel files, use pivot tables to summarize data, and more.

How to use vlookup in excel

There are times when our data is laid out in columns and rows. In these circumstances, we may need to look up to both the column and the row at the same time, such as in the data below.

But how can we achieve this?

VLOOKUP & MATCH

By combining the VLOOKUP function with the MATCH function, we can achieve a lookup to a row and a column at the same time; this is often referred to as a two-way lookup.

MATCH

The MATCH function is a very useful; it returns the position of a lookup value within a range.

Using our example data; we can find the column number of “Jun” using the Match function.

The result of this formula is 6, as in the Range B1-M1 “Jun” is the 6th item. If we were to look up “Nov”, this would return 11, as that is the 11th item.

The last argument in the MATCH function is important. We will be using 0 as that will provide an exact match.

VLOOKUP & MATCH together

We can insert MATCH into the VLOOKUP function in place of the column number.

The VLOOKUP function counts the first column as 1, but our MATCH function starts at column B, so it is necessary to add 1 to the column number for the VLOOKUP to return the value from the correct column.

How to use vlookup in excel

The formula in B12 is as follows:

Looking up multiple rows

We’ve seen, in previous posts, that it is possible to use VLOOKUP with multiple criteria where the data is in two or more columns. But what if we want to match multiple rows?

The example below shows July appearing twice in our data, once for 2016 and once for 2017. By making the MATCH formula an array formula we can match the two column criteria of month and year together.

How to use vlookup in excel

The formula in cell B14 is:

This formula is starting to look a bit complicated now, so let’s break it down.

Firstly, this is an array formula. Type the formula into Excel without the < >, but press Ctrl+Alt+Enter to enter the formula. Excel will then add the < >by itself automatically.

Secondly, let’s just look at the first argument of the MATCH function. This is simply combining the values of “Jul” and “2016” together with a spacer character in the middle.

The next argument of the MATCH function creates a temporary array of values with a spacer character in the middle. This only works because it is an array formula.

The temporary array would include the following

The lookup value in the MATCH function is compared to this temporary array. Provided the year and the month match a value will be returned. By changing the year in cell B12 the value from N5, rather than B5 will be returned. The image below shows the result as 27, rather than 23.

How to use vlookup in excel

Multiple condition rows and columns

If you ever need to match multiple condition rows and multiple condition columns together, then it’s probably best to consider the INDEX/MATCH/MATCH formula. As I’m not sure it’s possible to push the VLOOKUP formula that far.

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How to use vlookup in excel

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Excel VLOOKUP function, in its basic form, can look for one lookup value and return the corresponding value from the specified row.

But often there is a need to use the Excel VLOOKUP with multiple criteria.

How to Use VLOOKUP with Multiple Criteria

Suppose you have a data with students name, exam type, and the Math score (as shown below):

How to use vlookup in excel

Using the VLOOKUP function to get the Math score for each student for respective exam levels could be a challenge.

One can argue that a better option would be to restructure the data set or use a Pivot Table. If that works for you, nothing like that. But in many cases, you are stuck with the data that you have and pivot table may not be an option.

In such cases, this tutorial is for you.

Now there are two ways you can get the lookup value using VLOOKUP with multiple criteria.

  • Using a Helper Column.
  • Using the CHOOSE function.

VLOOKUP with Multiple Criteria – Using a Helper Column

I am a fan of helper columns in Excel.

I find two significant advantages of using helper columns over array formulas:

  • It makes it easy to understand what’s going on in the worksheet.
  • It makes it faster as compared with the array functions (noticeable in large data sets).

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not against array formulas. I love the amazing things can be done with array formulas. It’s just that I save them for special occasions when all other options are of no help.

Coming back to the question in point, the helper column is needed to create a unique qualifier. This unique qualifier can then be used to lookup the correct value. For example, there are three Matt in the data, but there is only one combination of Matt and Unit Test or Matt and Mid-Term.

Here are the steps:

  • Insert a Helper Column between column B and C.How to use vlookup in excel
  • Use the following formula in the helper column: =A2&”|”&B2
    • This would create unique qualifiers for each instance as shown below.How to use vlookup in excel

    How to use vlookup in excel

    How does this work?

    We create unique qualifiers for each instance of a name and the exam. In the VLOOKUP function used here, the lookup value was modified to $F3&”|”&G$2 so that both the lookup criteria are combined and are used as a single lookup value. For example, the lookup value for the VLOOKUP function in G2 is Matt|Unit Test . Now this lookup value is used to get the score from C2:D19.

    Clarifications:

    There are a couple of questions that are likely to come to your mind, so I thought I will try and answer it here:

    • Why have I used | symbol while joining the two criteria? – In some exceptionally rare (but possible) conditions, you may have two criteria that are different but ends up giving the same result when combined. Here is a very simple example (forgive me for my lack of creativity here):

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Note that while A2 and A3 are different and B2 and B3 are different, the combinations end up being the same. But if you use a separator, then even the combination would be different (D2 and D3).

    • Why did I insert the helper column between column B and C and not in the extreme left? – There is no harm in inserting the helper column to the extreme left. In fact, if you don’t want to temper with the original data, that should be the way to go. I did it as it makes me use less number of cells in the VLOOKUP function. Instead of having 4 columns in the table array, I could manage with only 2 columns. But that’s just me.

    Now there is no one size that fits all. Some people may prefer to not use any helper column while using VLOOKUP with multiple criteria.

    So here is the non-helper column method for you.

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    VLOOKUP with Multiple Criteria – Using the CHOOSE Function

    Using array formulas instead of helper columns saves you worksheet real estate, and the performance can be equally good if used less number of times in a workbook.

    Considering the same data set as used above, here is the formula that will give you the result:

    Since this is an array formula, use it with Control + Shift + Enter, instead of just Enter.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    How does this work?

    The formula also uses the concept of a helper column. The difference is that instead of putting the helper column in the worksheet, consider it as virtual helper data that is a part of the formula.

    Let me show you what I mean by virtual helper data.

    In the above illustration, as I select the CHOOSE part of the formula and press F9, it shows the result that the CHOOSE formula would give.

    It’s an array where a comma represents next cell in the same row and semicolon represents that the following data is in the next column. Hence, this formula creates 2 columns of data – One column has the unique identifier and one has the score.

    Now, when you use the VLOOKUP function, it simply looks for the value in the first column (of this virtual 2 column data) and returns the corresponding score.

    Download the Example File
    INDEX/MATCH or SUMPRODUCT).

    Is there any other way you know to do this? If yes, do share with me in the comments section.

    In this video, we’ll look at how to use VLOOKUP to lookup values in an Excel Table.

    On this worksheet, I have a table that contains employee data, named Table1.

    To illustrate how to work with VLOOKUP when the source data is in a table, I’ll set up formulas to the right to extract data from the table, matching on an employee ID.

    First, I’ll select the table header and use paste special with transpose to get the field values.

    Then I’ll add some formatting, and an ID value so I have something to match against.

    Now I’ll write the first VLOOKUP formula.

    For the lookup, I want the value from K4, locked so it doesn’t change when I copy the formula down.

    For table array, I want the lookup table itself, Table1.

    Now, because VLOOKUP only looks to the right, it’s important that the lookup is to the left of values we we want to retrieve.

    In this table, the ID is the leftmost column, so we can get any value.

    For column ID, I need 2, since the first name is the second column in the table.

    Match type is zero or false, since I want to force an exact match.

    When I enter the formula, we get “Julie”, which is correct.

    If I copy the formula down to the next row, I only need to adjust the column number to get last name.

    And, I can do the same for all the other fields.

    You might wonder if there’s an easy way to avoid hardcoding the column number in the formula?

    The answer is yes. Since the names in column J match values in the table header, I can use the MATCH function get an index for each field.

    To demonstrate, I’ll use MATCH in column L by itself.

    The lookup value comes from column J.

    The array is the table header.

    Match type is zero, for exact match.

    When I copy the formula down, I get a numeric index for each field.

    Now I just need to copy MATCH formula into VLOOKUP to replace the hardcoded column index.

    This is an example of nesting functions inside a formula.

    When I copy the formula down, I get a result for each field.

    I’ll go ahead and remove the helper column.

    When I change the ID value, everything works.

    And, because I’m using a table, I can easily add more data, and the same formulas will continue to work without edits.

    Finally, using match this way provides a really nice benefit: I can easily reorder fields in the output formulas, or, in the table itself, and the VLOOKUP formulas keep working.

    How to use vlookup exact and approximate match in Excel?

    In Excel, vlookup is one of the most important functions for us to search a value in the left-most column of the table and return the value in the same row of the range. But, do you apply the vlookup function successfully in Excel? This article, I will talk about how to use the vlookup function in Excel.

    Use vlookup function to get the exact matches in Excel

    First, you must know the vlookup syntax and details of the parameters.

    The syntax of VLOOKUP function in Excel is:

    • lookup_value: the value to search based on in the first column of the table;
    • table_array: the range of cells that contains the data, you can use a reference to a range such as A1:D10, or a range name;
    • col_index_num: the column number in the table_array argument from which the matching value must be returned;
    • range_lookup: is optional operation, FALSE to find an exact match, and TRUE to find the approximate match.

    Now, I will take an example to explain this vlookup function to get the exact matches, supposing you have the following list of persons’ information in range A2:D12:

    How to use vlookup in excel

    In this case, you want to find the corresponding names with the IDs in the same row, please use the following vlookup formula into a blank cell where you want to get the result:

    Then, drag the fill handle down to the cells to apply this formula, and you will return the results as below screenshot shown:

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Notes:

    1. In the above formula: F2 is the value which you want to return its relative information, A2:D12 is the data range you use, the number 2 indicates the column number that your matched value is returned and the FALSE refers to the exact match.

    2. If your criteria value is not found in the data range, you will get an error value #N/A.

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    Use vlookup function to get the approximate matches in Excel

    Sometimes, your specified data is not in the data range, to get the nearest match with the given data, you need to use the vlookup to get an approximate match.

    If you have the following range data, the specified quantity number 58 is not in the Quantity column, how to get its closest unit price in column B?

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Please enter the below formula into a blank cell:

    Then, drag the fill handle down to the cells to apply this formula, and you will get the approximate matches based on the given values, see screenshot:

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Notes:

    1. In the above formula: D2 is the value which you want to return its relative information, A2:B10 is the data range you use, the number 2 indicates the column number that your matched value is returned and the TRUE refers to the approximate match.

    2. The approximate match returns the next largest value that is less than your specific lookup value.

    3. To use the vlookup function to get an approximate match value, your first column in the table must be sorted in ascending order, otherwise it will return a wrong result.

    Vlookup to get the exact matches with a handy feature

    If you have Kutools for Excel, with its Look for a value in list formula, you can quickly return the matching data based on the specific values.

    Note: To apply this Look for a value in list, firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

    After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

    1. Click a cell where you want to put the matched result.

    2. Then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper, see screenshot:

    How to use vlookup in excel

    3. In the Formulas Helper dialog box, please do the following operations:

    (1.) In the Formula Type drop down list, please select Lookup option;

    (2.) Then, select Look for a value in list option in the Choose a formula list box;

    (3.) And then, in the Arguments input text boxes, please do the following operations:

    • Click first button beside Table_array to select the data range which you want to use;
    • Click second button beside Lookup_value to select the criteria that you want to return its matched value;
    • Click third button beside Column to select the column contains the value you want to return.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    4. Then click Ok, and the first matched data based on a specific value has been returned at once. You just need to drag the fill handle to apply this formula to other cells you need,see screenshot:

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Note: If the value is not found in the data range, you will get an error value #N/A.

    If you want to save yourself a huge amount of time when reconciling data, learn how to use VLOOKUP to compare two lists or columns of data.

    Years ago the Training and Development manager of a large organisation invited me to spend some time in their Accounts department in order to observe how the Accounts team dealt with their day-to-day tasks. My job was to report on any process that could be improved using Microsoft® Excel.

    I’ll always remember asking one of the team (a “just-out-of-school” new recruit) what he was working on after I’d observed him sitting with a red biro and a ruler, diligently drawing red lines on 2 separate sheets of paper. It turned out he was trying to reconcile a customer’s account.

    The customer had sent him a list of the invoices and amounts they had on record as being paid.

    The young administrator had printed a list of all of the customer’s invoices and payments that his company had on file. He then proceeded to use his red biro to place a line through any invoice where the details matched on both sheets. He explained to me that once he completed this job he would then have eliminated the payments where both sheets matched and he would then only deal with the invoices that didn’t match.

    This way of reconciling a customer’s account was taking hours, and in some cases days to complete.

    I couldn’t wait to show this young guy how to use the VLOOKUP function. The steps below cover how I explained to him (and others in his department) the best way to reconcile the data using a VLOOKUP.

    In this article, we will learn how to use Excel ISNA function with VLOOKUP to ignore the #N/A error while calculating the formula in MS Excel 2016.

    Excel VLOOKUP function is used to look up and fetch data from a specific column of a table. The “V” stands for “vertical”. Lookup values must appear in the first column of the table, with lookup columns to the right.

    How to use the Vlookup function in excel?

    VLOOKUP function in Excel is used to look up and retrieve data from a specific column of a table.

    =VLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup])

    How to use the ISNA function in excel?

    ISNA function used for checking the #N/A error while calculation by using any function.

    =ISNA(Formula)

    How to use the if function in excel?

    IF function works on logic_test and returns values based on the result of the test.

    =IF(Logic_test, [Value_if_True], [Value_if_False])

    Let’s get this with an example.

    Here we have two sheets, we have to get the BIRTHDT from SHEET 1 table to SHEET 2 Table using the functions.

    SHEET 1:
    How to use vlookup in excel
    SHEET 2:
    How to use vlookup in excel

    Write the formula in C2 cell of SHEET 2.

    =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet1!A:F,6,FALSE)),”NotFound”, VLOOKUP(Sheet2!A2,Sheet1!A:F,6,FALSE))

    Explanation:
    Vlookup function in excel looks for the 6th column of the SHEET 1 matching REC_ID in SHEET 1 from SHEET 2.
    ISNA function in excel looks for the #NA error and passes it on to IF function.
    IF formula in excel checks if any #NA error occurs, it print “NotFound” instead of the #NA error.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Copy the formula in other cells, select the cells including the first cell where the formula is already applied, use shortcut key Ctrl + D.

    As you can see in the above image, the formula is working fine. And the user can work without getting irritated by #NA error.

    Hope you understood IF, ISNA and VLOOKUP function in Excel 2016, 2013 and 2010. There are more articles on VLOOKUP Examples and HLOOKUP Examples here. Please do check more links here and if you have any unresolved query, please state that in the comment box below. We will help you.

    Below are the examples to learn more:-

    Two-way table lookups – can’t get the function to work

    Question asked by user:-

    If anybody can help with this I’m trying to get the correct price from the table from the data entered in AB2 and AB3. The function used is in cell AB7.

    IF Statement combining multiple ‘IF TRUE’ conditions

    Question asked by user:-

    Assuming that I have a worksheet with columns A,B,C and D on it, now I want an IF statement in column E which follows this argument:
    IF A1 is “0” or “N/A”, then show N/A, but if A1 is any other number, then B*(C+D)
    I hope that’s easy to follow. I have tried so hard to get this to work but just can’t.
    As ever, any help would be hugely appreciated.

    Many times, we need to write abbreviations of names, places, and things. This can be done easily by using inbuilt functions of Excel. In order to determine two-letter abbreviations from full state names (i.e., Los Angeles to LA), you can use a simple formula using VLOOKUP.

    VLOOKUP function to abbreviate state names in Excel

    VLOOKUP is an Excel function that is used to look up and retrieve data from a specific lookup column in a table. It is also categorized as a lookup/reference function.

    Syntax of VLOOKUP

    =VLOOKUP(value, table,index number,[range_lookup])

    In this case, there is no direct way for you to finish this job in Excel. But, you can list all the state names and their relative abbreviations first in a table and then apply the VLOOKUP function to get any of the required abbreviations.

    In this case, we’ll use the formula stated below:

    Generic formula

    =VLOOKUP(name,states,2,0)

    Example

    In the example shown, we create a lookup table with two columns where we list all the names of the states in one column and their relative abbreviations in another. Then, we create another table consisting of three columns where we mention state name in one column, their population in second and in the third column, we’ll get their abbreviation displayed.

    We apply the formula in E5

    =VLOOKUP(C5,states,2,0)

    Here, ‘states’ is a named range/lookup table G5:H11

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Figure 1: Illustration of the VLOOKUP formula

    Once we apply this formula, we’ll get the abbreviation NW for New York in E5. Similarly, on dragging the formula to other cells, we’ll get the abbreviation of other states as shown.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Figure 2: VLOOKUP for abbreviating state name

    VLOOKUP will locate the matching entry in the “states” table and in return, it will give the corresponding two-letter abbreviations in column E.

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    Users of UW-Madison’s institutional Tableau workbooks may need to pull data from one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into another spreadsheet. This KB article explains how, by using an Excel formula called vLookup.

    How does the vLookup formula work?

    Excel's vLookup formula pulls data from one spreadsheet into another by matching on a unique identifier located in both spreadsheets. For example, we want to add a column for email address but that data exists on a separate spreadsheet. vLookup can pull email addresses from Spreadsheet 2 into Spreadsheet 1 by matching CampusID 555123123 in both spreadsheets.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    How to Use the vLookup Wizard

    Locate where you want the data to go. Click that cell only once.

    At the top, go to the Formulas taband click Lookup & Reference

    Excel's vLookup wizard will pop up. We'll walk through each part of the formula.

    Lookup_value

    Find the Unique Identifier (lookup value). It is usually in the same row as the empty cell you selected.

    Click once on the Unique Identifier so that the cell position will automatically fill in. In this example it is cell B2.

    Go to the next field, Table_array (click in it once). In Spreadsheet 2 highlight the table containing the info you want, starting with the Unique ID.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    In this example, Excel looks up Campus ID 555123123 in the first highlighted column of Spreadsheet 2.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Note: Make sure each Unique ID is listed only once in the table_array (on the second spreadsheet) so that vLookup retrieves the correct value. For example, if 555123123 is duplicated in the table_array, where Student [email protected] is the email in one row and Student [email protected] in the other, Excel will choose one of the emails for you.

    Go to Col_index_num (click in it once). This identifies which column contains the information you want from Spreadsheet 2.

    Type the number of columns your field is from the Unique ID, where the Unique ID is 1. Here, the Email field is the third column.

    Go to Range_lookup (click in it once). Type FALSE to search for exact matches. The result will look something like this:

    Finally, copy and paste the formula to pull emails for the rest of the column.

    (Note: if your table array is in the same Excel workbook, put $ signs around the cell values, similar to the example below. This ensures that you reference the correct cells in the table array, meaning that the table array does not shift down when you paste the formula down. See Advanced Tip below for more details.)

    vLookup Shortcut

    If you feel comfortable with the vLookup tool instructions above, you can type the formula directly in the cell instead of using the wizard.

    Type the beginning of the formula: =VLOOKUP(

    The formula guide will appear below.

    (Note: You may notice Excel displays the formula in 2 places: the formula bar above and directly in the cell. You can edit the formula in either place.)

    Follow the guide and enter each value. Remember to insert a comma between each value.

    Insert a closed parenthesis ) and hit Enter. The end result will look like something like this:

    Finally, copy and paste the formula to pull emails for the rest of the column. Keep relative references in mind and use $ signs where necessary. (See Advanced Tip below for more details.)

    Advanced Tip on Relative References

    The position of the lookup value (Unique ID) in relation to the vLookup formula is maintained when you copy and paste. If you paste the formula one cell down (to E3), it looks up the Unique ID that is also one cell down (B3). The same is true when copying right, left or up.

    In other words, the formula will stay x number of columns and y number of rows away from the lookup value – no matter where you paste the formula. In our example, the formula is the fourth column from the CampusID and in the same row. No matter where you paste the formula (in this example), it will always look up the cell that is the fourth cell to the left in the same row.

    However, it is possible to lock cells in place by inserting 1 or more $ signs. This means, no matter where you paste the formula, it will always reference the same cell.When copying and pasting the formula, use the $ sign to lock in cells.

    To lock in the lookup value in cell B1, insert $ signs before the column and the row:

    VLOOKUP in Excel is a very useful function used for lookup and reference. It looks for the desired values from one row to another to find a match. Using a combination INDEX and MATCH , we can perform the same operations as VLOOKUP. INDEX returns the value of a cell in a table based on the column and row number. MATCH returns the position of a cell in a row or column. Combining these two functions we can look up a value both horizontally and vertically. In this tutorial, we will look the differences between VLOOKUP and INDEX MATCH and when and how to use them.

    VLOOKUP uses the syntax : =VLOOKUP(value, table_array, col_index,[range_lookup]) .

    Why use INDEX MATCH instead of VLOOKUP?

    Using INDEX MATCH instead of VLOOKUP is preferred by many Excel professionals. VLOOKUP has many limitations. You can overcome these by using INDEX MATCH. You may use VLOOKUP when the data is relatively small and the columns will not be inserted/deleted. But in other cases, it is best to use a combination of INDEX and MATCH functions. You use the following syntax using INDEX and MATCH together: =INDEX(range, MATCH(lookup_value, lookup_range, match_type)) . The main advantages of using INDEX MATCH than VLOOKUP are:

    Dynamic Column Reference

    The main difference between VLOOKUP and INDEX MATCH is in column reference. VLOOKUP requires a static column reference whereas INDEX MATCH requires a dynamic column reference. With VLOOKUP you need to manually enter a number referencing the column you want to return the value from. As you are using a static reference, adding a new column to the table breaks the VLOOKUP formula. INDEX MATCH allows you to click to choose which column you want to pull the value from. This leads to fewer errors.

    To find the price from the Product ID, select the cell G2 and assign the formula =VLOOKUP(F2,$A$2:$D$9,3,FALSE) . Click OK to apply the formula to cell G2 which would show the price for the product in cell F2.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    To get the same result using INDEX MATCH, you need to apply the formula =INDEX($C$2:$C$9,MATCH(F2,$A$2:$A$9,0)) to cell G2.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    2. Insert/Delete Columns Safely

    VLOOKUP uses a static column reference. This breaks the formula each time you add/delete a new column. You can manually set the formula to refer the correct column. But it is a lot of work especially when you have a large data set. INDEX MATCH solves this problem by using a dynamic column reference. You can add/delete columns without distorting the array.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    If you add a new column in the previous example named Quantity Required after the Names , the previous formula =VLOOKUP(F2,$A$2:$D$9,3,FALSE) for price would return the value for the Quantity Required which is incorrect.

    Using INDEX MATCH will always return the price even after adding/deleting rows as you are using a dynamic reference. To use INDEX MATCH you will assign the formula =INDEX($D$2:$D$9,MATCH(G2,$A$2:$A$9,0)) to cell H2.

    How to use vlookup in excel

    3. Lookup Value Size Limit

    You need to make sure the total length of your lookup criteria should not exceed 255 characters, otherwise you will end up having the #VALUE! error. But INDEX MATCH can lookup values more than 255 characters in length.

    If you had a new column QR Code containing the 320 characters QR Codes for the products from the previous example, the formula =VLOOKUP(F2,$A$2:$D$5,4,FALSE) to find the quantity available would result in a #VALUE error.

    The formula does not work here as the lookup value in cell F2 exceeds 255 symbols. Instead, you need to use the INDEX / MATCH function =INDEX($D$2:$D$5,MATCH(F2,$B$2:$B$5,1)).

    4. Higher processing speed

    The difference in performances between VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH will be negligible if your table_array is small. But if your worksheets contain a lot of rows and formulas, INDEX MATCH will work much faster than VLOOKUP because Excel will have to process only the lookup and return columns rather than the entire table array.

    5. Lookup Value Position

    VLOOKUP will only work if the lookup value is in the first column. VLOOKUP cannot look to its left. However, INDEX MATCH solves this problem as it performs the lookup both horizontally and vertically. So, it doesn’t require the lookup value to be in the first column, it can be anywhere.

    In this example, VLOOKUP fails to return the Dept. looking for name as it is not in the first column. Using INDEX MATCH you can solve this problem. Assign the formula =INDEX(C2:C8,MATCH(E2,B2:B8,0)) in cell F2 and it will return the Dept. Logistics for the employee Gene Wagner .

    How to use vlookup in excel

    VLOOKUP assumes by default that the first column in the table array is sorted alphabetically. If your table is not sorted that way, VLOOKUP will return the first closest match which in many cases may not be your desired output. However, INDEX MATCH will return the exact match if it is specified in the formula even if the column for lookup is not sorted.

    VLOOKUP is a very effective lookup and reference function. It has some limitations which can be overcome by using INDEX MATCH functions. When you have a small data set and do not have the issues mentioned in this article, you may use VLOOKUP. Otherwise, like most Excel experts, it is best to use INDEX MATCH.

    Are you still looking for help with the VLOOKUP function? View our comprehensive round-up of VLOOKUP function tutorials here.

    When you need to sum values with a certain condition, how do you handle it when the criteria are in different tables? Combining Excel’s SUMIF and VLOOKUP functions is one option. In this article, we’ll show you how to do that, including other examples of using both functions together in one formula!

    How to do SUMIF and VLOOKUP together in Excel

    You can use VLOOKUP and SUMIF (or SUMIFS for multiple criteria) together in Excel for various purposes—for example:

    • VLOOKUP within SUMIF, when you need to sum values based on conditions, but you also have to lookup from another table to get the correct criteria value.
    • SUMIF within VLOOKUP, when you need to search for a value based on the total you’ve summed. Another case is when you need to do a lookup by criteria but want a non-numeric value instead of numbers as a result.
    • SUMIF + VLOOKUP + another function, for more complex scenarios. For example, you can use SUMIF + VLOOKUP + SUMPRODUCT when you want to sum across multiple sheets then find the approximate match from a lookup table based on the totals you’ve got.

    SUMIF and VLOOKUP are both very useful formulas. You can use them in a variety of scenarios (including those not mentioned above). Understanding how each of these functions works is crucial to being able to use them properly when you need them!

    If you haven’t used either SUMIF or VLOOKUP, please check out our articles covering the basics of these functions: Excel SUMIF function and Excel VLOOKUP function.

    Excel SUMIF + VLOOKUP examples

    Now, let’s explore some examples below on how to use Excel SUMIF & VLOOKUP together.

    #1: Excel SUMIF with VLOOKUP for looking up the criteria value

    Suppose you have the following spreadsheet that contains Orders and Products data in two separate tables. Then, you want to add up the amount for Firecracker and put the result in I3.

    But, as you can see, the Orders table does not have a column for product names. This means that you can’t just sum up the amount for your orders where the product name is equal to Firecracker directly with the SUMIF function.

    The solution? You need to get the product number of Firecracker first, then use it as the criteria in your SUMIF function. Here are the steps:

    Step 1: Write the VLOOKUP formula in I3 to get the product number of Firecracker.

    The formula looks for a value that exactly matches “Firecracker” in the first column of the range E3:F10. Then, it returns “SF706” from the second column of the range (column F).

    Step 2: Use the VLOOKUP in a SUMIF, as shown below:

    The SUMIF formula adds the amount in C3:C14 where any value in B3:B14 equals “SF706“. You can see the final result in I3, which is $400.

    #2: Excel VLOOKUP with SUMIFS to lookup with multiple criteria

    For this example, we use a small subset of an Employee dataset stored in Airtable. We exported data from Airtable to Excel because, as you know, Microsoft Excel is one of the most convenient tools for data analysis. We manage the process automatically using Coupler.io, an integration tool for exporting data from different sources to Excel. With Coupler.io, anyone can set up seamless Microsoft Excel integrations with other apps, such as Airtable, Jira, Shopify, Slack, and many more!

    Now, with the following Employee data, suppose you want to find an employee’s email address based on their first name, last name, and department.

    Assume that each Employee ID value is unique, and each department does not contain any employees with the same full name.

    It would be easy if you only need to lookup based on the Employee ID. You could just use VLOOKUP, and it’s done. But unfortunately, you can’t use VLOOKUP because you need to do a lookup on multiple columns.

    So, what’s the solution? Well, luckily, you can combine both Excel VLOOKUP and SUMIFS to get the result you want! Use SUMIFS to get the ID of the specified employee based on their first name, last name, and department. Then, use that ID in a VLOOKUP function to return the email address.

    Here are the steps:

    Step 1: Use SUMIFS to get the ID of the specified employee:

    As you can see, the above formula in H4 returns the ID of Janie Jones from the Engineering department, which is 113004.

    Step 2: Use the SUMIFS within a VLOOKUP to find an email address based on the employee ID, as shown below:

    The VLOOKUP formula above uses the result of the SUMIFS function as the lookup value. It then finds the exact match in range A2:E10 and returns “[email protected]“, which is located in the fifth column of the range.

    #3: Excel SUMIF + SUMPRODUCT + VLOOKUP to sum values across multiple sheets

    Suppose you have the following spreadsheet with four worksheets: Summary, Apr, May, and Jun. In the Summary worksheet, you want to calculate the quarterly bonus for each salesperson using the lookup table on the right.

    In this scenario, you will sum up the sales across Apr, May, and Jun for each salesperson. With these numbers, you will be able to determine the bonuses based on the idea of breakpoints, as follows:

    Step 2: For the first salesperson, write a SUMIF Formula for one sheet only – for example, Apr.

    Step 3: Wrap the SUMIF inside SUMPRODUCT.

    We need to do this because, in the next step (Step 4), we’re going to use SUMIF to sum across multiple sheets using the sheets’ reference in G2:G5. The SUMIF will return an array, so we use SUMPRODUCT to make sure that everything will get summed up correctly.

    Step 4: Sum across the sheets by using the list of sheet names as a reference. Let’s use an absolute range — so, in this case,

    • Replace Apr!A2:A10 with INDIRECT(“‘”&$G$3:$G$5&”‘!”&”A2:A10”)
    • Replace Apr!C2:C10 with INDIRECT(“‘”&$G$3:$G$5&”‘!”&”C2:C10”)

    The complete formula will be:

    From the result in B2, you can see that Lisa Brown’s total sales for the months of April, May, and June were $38,000 in total. Her bonus will be calculated based on this amount.

    Step 5: Calculate the bonus by finding the approximate matches in the lookup table. To do this, wrap the SUMPRODUCT inside VLOOKUP:

    Step 6: Drag the formula down to B5 to apply the formula for other salespeople.

    Congratulations! You’ve calculated the bonus for each salesperson across multiple sheets by using three functions: SUMIF, SUMPRODUCT, and VLOOKUP!

    Wrapping up

    We’ve shown you how to use Excel SUMIF and VLOOKUP together in one formula. And we hope you found the examples helpful for figuring out when they complement each other best.

    Check out also another time saving combination of SUM and VLOOKUP functions.

    In this article, we will learn about how to use VLOOKUP function in Excel to find the data by Date.

    VLOOKUP just searches for the row of a given value in the first column of a table and returns asked column’s value in that row.
    Syntax:

    Lookup_date: The date by which you want to search in the first column of Table Array.
    Table_array: The Table in which you want to look up/search
    col_index_number: The column number in Table Array from which you want to fetch results.
    [range_lookup]: FALSE if you want to search for exact value, TRUE if you want an approximate Date match.

    Here we know LOOKUP value is by Date
    Let’s understand this function using it an example.
    Here we have a Data Table and Vlookup Information and we need to find the Total Price by the date 5/7/2019.
    How to use vlookup in excel
    How to use vlookup in excel
    To find the value, use the Vlookup formula

    How to use vlookup in excel

    Explanation:
    The Formula looks up for the date in K3 cell in the table A1:H15.
    Now once the date is found by the formula, It will lookup 8th column of the Table_array.
    As the Last argument is False it will look for exact Date Match.

    As you can see here, the formula has the Total price for the provided date.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell had appealed to the businessman to delete it and "bring people together".

Lord Sugar sent the image as Mr Corbyn said his party "must do better" in dealing with anti-Semitism.

It carried the caption: "When you're pictured at Nuremberg and claim you thought you were going to a car rally".

The city of Nuremberg was host to Nazi propaganda events after Hitler's rise to power.

Lord Sugar has not apologised for the tweet but, responding to Mr McDonnell, he said Mr Corbyn needed to "make a firm statement about anti-Semitism".

"There is no smoke without fire in Labour," he added.

In the original tweet, the Apprentice star – who is Jewish and a former Labour peer – wrote "Many a true word spoken in jest Corbyn" and said the post was a "joke".

But some Labour MPs did not accept this.

John Mann, chairman of the all-party group against anti-Semitism, said the use of Nazi comparators was "demeaning, unwarranted and dangerous".

People have contacted me about Alan Sugar’s tweet. I just make this appeal to him. Please delete and disown it. We all desperately need to bring people together now. We can hold strong views about each other’s politics but now is the time to learn from each other and unite people

— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) March 30, 2018

Shadow cabinet minister Jon Trickett called the post "grossly misjudged and deeply offensive".

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Derby MP Chris Williamson said the post "promotes hatred and that is irresponsible" and brings his position as a peer into disrepute.

"I hope you will therefore swallow your pride, delete it and make a fulsome apology," he added.

Lord Sugar – who has a life peerage – quit the Labour party in 2015 citing "negative business policies".

In a Passover message on Friday, Mr Corbyn said it was easy to denounce anti-Semitism abroad but sometimes harder to see it closer to home.

His message came on the same day various MPs and peers called for him to suspend senior Momentum figure Christine Shawcroft from the party's governing body, after it emerged she had sent an email showing support for a council candidate accused of Holocaust denial.

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said Ms Shawcroft should "explore her own conscience", adding that she needs to "realise the damage she has done to her own party and to Jeremy personally and make the right decision" about whether to resign.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I am afraid she is elected by our members. I am not in a position to remove her from the committee and neither is Jeremy."

Ms Shawcroft stepped down as head of Labour's disputes panel on Wednesday.

For example, i have pdf file with 3 pages inside it . I wish to delete page one so what i do ? Many have told me go to page > delete page . But where is the page option ? if i right click on the page there is no delete page option. Please help

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Foxit Reader doesn’t include the delete page(s) feature. I encourage you to try out Foxit PhantomPDF Standard: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/
After the installation, you may go under "Organize" menu then click on delete pages.

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Actually you can easily delete pages on the FoxIt Free version. Here is how:

1) Make sure you have FoxIt Reader PDF Printer installed
2) Click the printer icon or press control P while viewing your PDF
3) Select "FoxIt Reader PDF Printer" as your printer from the drop-down menu
4) Select the "Pages" radio box and enter the pages you want in your PDF (in your case enter "2-3")
5) A new PDF will now be generated containing only the pages you specified, effectively deleting the other pages from your PDF

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  • Install extension ‘Foxit Reader PDF Printer’ and open your PDF.
  • Click the printer icon or press Ctrl+P.
  • Select "FoxIt Reader PDF Printer" in the menu.
  • Select "Pages" and enter the page numbers of the pages you want to remain in your PDF.
  • The result will be a new PDF generated without the pages you didn’t include.

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annarichart thank you for the post.

With Foxit Reader virtual print, page could be extracted. Please note that if there are comments form fields in the page, they will be flattened.

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Actually you can easily delete pages on the FoxIt Free version. Here is how:

1) Make sure you have FoxIt Reader PDF Printer installed
2) Click the printer icon or press control P while viewing your PDF
3) Select "FoxIt Reader PDF Printer" as your printer from the drop-down menu
4) Select the "Pages" radio box and enter the pages you want in your PDF (in your case enter "2-3")
5) A new PDF will now be generated containing only the pages you specified, effectively deleting the other pages from your PDF

How to delete a tweet

We’re all entitled to making mistakes, but on the internet, mistakes are forever. They can get you mocked, and there’s always a chance that a bad typo could go viral and bring you the wrong kind of attention. All that considered, it’s unsurprising that we feel a constant need to check, recheck, and revisit old posts on social media platforms.

The scrutiny you receive from other users is especially harsh on Twitter, as many celebrities, politicians, and everyday people can attest to. So is there a way to edit tweets after posting? Or do you simply have to pay extra attention before you post something? Here are a few tips that might help you avoid becoming infamous on Twitter.

How to Repost a Tweet

Your first option to repair a typo or an embarrassing tweet is simply to repost it. As there is no edit button for now, reposting a tweet is the only way to make things right without using third-party extensions.

You can simply type the whole tweet all over again. But nothing’s stopping you from copying the text, and then pasting it in a new tweet with a few corrections.

  1. Select all the text with your cursor
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  2. Press Ctrl + C or right-click and select Copy
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  3. Paste the text into a new tweet box
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  4. Send it out for your followers and the whole world to see

Here’s a tip. If you’re tired or if you’re simply not that good at SPAG, just copy and paste the text into a Word document. Use the Autocorrect feature and fix any mistakes before copying the text again and using it in a tweet.

How to Delete a Tweet

Posting a new and improved tweet isn’t enough. You should also consider deleting the evidence of your blunder.

  1. Go to your Profile page
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  2. Find the Tweet
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  3. Click on the three horizontal dots icon
  4. Click or tap the Delete Tweet button
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After you’ve copied the text from the problem tweet, use the delete button to get rid of it.

Remember, once a tweet is out there, there’s no telling how many screenshots were made of it. That being said, once a tweet has been deleted, it will disappear not just from your feed but from everyone else’s too. This holds true for all platforms, and it includes retweets and search results.

How to Use Covfefe

Donald Trump’s “Covfefe” tweet is something of a modern marvel. Although POTUS tried to save face by calling it an inside joke, he couldn’t stop it from becoming a meme. The tweet received media and news coverage for weeks following the incident, and it will likely get brought up for years to come.

Here’s something good that came from it.

Corey Gwin, a California-based programmer, took it upon himself to offer Twitter users a way to edit their tweets, as Twitter clearly wasn’t making any headway with that. What better name to give to his editing tool than Covfefe.

Covfefe is a Chrome extension. Once installed, you will notice that all your tweets now have an edit button at the top, right next to the number showing how old the tweet is.

  1. Install the extension from https://www.producthunt.com/posts/covfefe
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  2. Go to your Profile page
  3. Find a tweet
  4. Click or tap the Edit button
  5. Make your modifications
  6. Press Enter

Here’s a fun fact about Covfefe. The extension also delays tweets by 15 seconds, so that you have enough time to undo or edit a tweet before you post it.

This is important because posted tweets edited with Covfefe lose their retweets. The extension still has some kinks that need to be worked out. Fortunately, updates are provided from time to time.

Is the Edit Button Anywhere Near Implementation?

So now you know how to edit tweets after posting. Neither option is ideal, not by a long shot. However, until someone from Twitter gives an official response or update as to whether or not they’re committed to implementing an edit button, this is what you have to work with.

If you’re on Twitter, have you ever had to do damage control? Are you okay with deleting and reposting tweets or do you prefer Covfefe? If Covfefe were to get a cool overhaul that would fix replies, retweets, and dead URL reposts, would you still be interested in getting an official edit button?

Le nom du nouveau variant du Covid-19 provoque des tentatives tâtonnantes de prononciation, et sème le doute chez Christine Boutin. Et cela n’a pas échappé à Olivia Leray.

Christine Boutin, ex-présidente du Parti chrétien-démocrate, le 21 octobre 2017 à Rambouillet, dans les Yvelines. (THOMAS SAMSON / AFP)

Le variant Omicron du Covid-19 se répand à grande vitesse, inquiète le monde entier, et provoque déjà quelques errances dans la sphère politique. D’abord en termes de prononciation, avec un ministre de la Santé, Olivier Véran, qu’on a entendu le prononcer “au micro-onde”. Mais aussi historico-alphabétique, avec Christine Boutin, ex-présidente du Parti chrétien-démocrate, qui, après avoir confondu le footballeur brésilien Gabriel Jesus avec Jésus, s’étonne de l’assonance suspecte du nom du variant avec celui de l’actuel président de la République. Cela n’a pas échappé à Olivia Leray et la suite est à écouter dans sa chronique.

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Do you have too many emails cluttering your inbox? Here’s how to delete them all.

Want to know how you can remove those countless emails that are eating up a huge chunk of storage? You might want to delete all the emails, but removing them one by one can be tiresome.

In this post, we will discuss how you can delete multiple emails at once from your Gmail inbox.

How to Mass Delete Emails in Gmail

The majority of electronic mail platforms provide email filters that you can use in order to keep your inbox clean. However, adding a filter doesn’t mean that you will stop receiving unwanted emails in your inbox. In such situations, the only viable choice is to delete the emails that you do not need.

To mass delete emails from your Gmail inbox, follow these steps:

  1. Head over to the official Gmail website.
  2. Log in to your account by entering valid credentials.
  3. Switch to the Inbox tab using the left sidebar.
  4. Click on the Select button located on the left side of the Refresh button.

You can use Gmail’s search feature to find specific emails to remove from your account. For example, to delete all the emails that come from a particular email address, search for the email address using the search bar in Gmail. Then, follow the aforementioned steps to delete all the emails from your inbox.

Managing Your Gmail Inbox

Having a messy inbox shouldn’t be a problem, as Gmail allows you to quickly delete emails from your account. You can easily clean your Gmail inbox by getting rid of all the unwanted emails in your inbox.

Although Google provides enough storage for your account, spam and promotional emails can still clutter your inbox and take up space that needs to be cleared. Luckily, you can easily make room for more conversations by mass deleting these kinds of emails.

If you’re running out of space in your Google account, here are ways to free up storage in Gmail.

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In many ways, social media has changed the way that we interact with each other as a species, and perhaps none more so than Twitter. While more personal social media networks like Facebook let you connect and engage with people you know, Twitter does almost the opposite – it allows anyone, anywhere, to converse with each other, express opinions, and debate. It’s a fantastic tool because of this, but it can also be rather draining, especially if you get involved in controversial topics and online discussions about politics. Many people find Twitter hard to stay away from if they have it, and if this is the case for you, you might want to think about deleting your account.

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How to Delete Twitter Account?

Think Carefully First

As with any decision, it’s worth thinking about whether you really want to delete your Twitter, rather than doing so on the spur of the moment. There are a few things you might want to consider checking before you go ahead and do it.

  • Think about who you talk to on Twitter, and whether you have other contact details for them. If they’re someone you want to keep in touch with, or may want to talk to sometime in the future, it’s a good idea to get some other form of communication established before you delete your Twitter.
  • Decide what benefits you get from Twitter, and whether these will be outweighed by deleting your account. If you depend on it for news, etc., remember you will have to get this elsewhere in future.
  • Consider trying a self-imposed hiatus to decide whether you really want to delete it. This only works if you have the will power to stay off it, and you might decide you’d rather just make a clean break, but it is worth thinking about.
  • Check you have anything you need saved to your computer; if you need Twitter to access certain photos, etc., you will want to back these up to your computer.

To Delete Twitter

Once you’ve made your decision, you will need to do a couple of things in order to delete your Twitter account. Twitter doesn’t offer a temporary delete, as many other social media sites do, but instead operate on a grace period. If you log in within 30 days of asking them to delete your account, they will reactivate it. After that, however, the account will be gone. If that’s what you want, follow these steps.

  • Open Twitter in a web browser and log in. You cannot delete your Twitter account on Twitter’s app – you must do it through a browser.
  • Click on your profile image and then click the ‘Settings’ button to take you to the settings page.
  • Select ‘Settings and Privacy,’ and then click ‘Deactivate my account.’
  • Click ‘Deactivate @username,’ and then re-enter your Twitter password. This helps Twitter confirm it is definitely you, and prevents your account being deleted as a prank or even as an accident.
  • Wait for the 30 days to pass, and your account will be deleted.
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This article explains how to permanently delete your Facebook account, along with factors to consider before taking this step. Instructions apply to Facebook accessed via a web browser on a desktop computer.

How to Permanently Close Your Facebook Account

Follow these steps to finally end your relationship with Facebook:

On the Facebook home screen, click the downward arrow in the upper-right corner.

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In the menu that appears, select Settings & Privacy > Settings. (Note: You might need to select Settings & Privacy first to find Settings.)

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When the General Account Settings screen appears, click Your Facebook Information on the left navigation bar.

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In the information that appears on the screen, select View next to Deactivation and Deletion.

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On the next page, select Delete Account and then click Continue to Account Deletion. (Note: This area previously showed as Permanently Delete Account as shown in the image; Delete Account is the current wording.)

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A new screen gives you the option to Deactivate Account or to Download Info. If you have not yet downloaded the personal information (pictures, chat histories, posts, etc.) that you want to keep, choose Download Info and wait for the download to complete. Otherwise, click Delete Account.

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Be sure you really want to delete your Facebook account before you do it. After 30 days, you cannot recover a deleted account.

Enter your password when prompted and then click Continue.

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You're prompted again to confirm you want to delete the account. Click Delete Account.

How to delete a tweet

Your account will be temporarily deleted, and you are returned to the log-in screen.

What to Consider Before Deleting Facebook

Before you delete your Facebook account, take some time to consider what you might lose by deleting it. For example, do you have pictures that only exist on Facebook? Or what about other accounts (like Instagram or Pinterest) that may be tied to your Facebook log-in information to access? If you're not sure how entwined Facebook is in your digital world, it might be a better idea to deactivate it first to get a sense of what accounts and passwords you'll need to change before you completely cut the service off.

If you’re sure you’re ready to delete your account, at the very least you should have a backup of the data you have stored on Facebook. This could be anything from your pictures to chat histories and even friends lists. You’ll have the option to choose what data to download once you start the process.

If you change your mind about deleting your account within the 30-day deletion window, you can log back into Facebook and confirm that you want to cancel deleting the page. The page will then be restored. After 30 days, the account and all the data in the account will be permanently deleted.

Need to do this from your phone instead? Here’s how to do that on an Android and what to do on an iPhone.

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (right) and Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg at the opening of the New Mukah Airport 4 December, 2021. — Bernama pic

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KAPIT, Dec 4 — The people of Sarawak need to make the right choice in the 12th state election to maintain the good relations between the state and federal governments, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

According to him, good ties are important to facilitate dealings between the two governments especially in implementing development for Sarawak residents.

Taking the example of the Second Sungai Yong Bridge costing RM12.6 million located about 15 km from here, Ismail Sabri said it would not be implemented if the two governments have a different focus.

“But the people of Sarawak have made the right choice when voting for the same state government in the 11th state election.

“And I am more at ease and it also makes by my job easier as Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Jo (Tan Sri Abang Johari Abang Openg) is my friend. As such, I hope the people would not make the wrong decision, for many more which need to be approved may not be implemented if the state administration is different from the central government,” he was speaking at a People With Leaders session at Kapit Town Square here today.

The Prime Minister said as the 12th state election approaches, many baseless statements would be hurled including allegations that the federal government did not give attention to the development of Sarawak.

The central government according to him had implemented various development projects in Sarawak including the construction of the Kanowit-Song-Kapit road costing RM750 million.

In Kapit division alone according to Ismail Sabri, the central government has allocated RM53 million under Budget 2022 for the construction of the Bukit Jayung road to the junction of Datar Kakus road in Belaga and RM40 million to build the main divider substation and power lines at Nanga Merit.

The federal government, he said also spent RM30 million to implement the rural water supply project in Nanga Mujong as well as RM4.89 million to build a Community Development Department nursery centre in Rumah Jampuk.

Meanwhile, under Phase 1 of the National Digital Network Plan (Jendela), the Prime Minister said the central government is allocating RM4.09 billion to build 823 new towers and upgrading 3,012 transmitter stations and to lay fibre-optic cables at 73,588 premises throughout Sarawak.

“We are targeting all areas regardless of villages in rural areas to achieve internet access to facilitate various activities including children learning by the end of 2022,” said Ismail Sabri.

This he said proved that the federal government gives full attention to the development in Sarawak.

At the same function, the Prime Minister also approved an allocation of RM20 million and RM5 million to build an alternative road from Kapit Airport to the Kapit State Government Complex building as well as a haemodialysis centre in Kapit Hospital.

He also announced the land acquisition process is being carried out to enable the construction of a Mara Professional College valued at RM97 million in Kapit. — Bernama

AC Valhalla choices guide: Here’s what you should choose.

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  • Should you punch Basim and Sigurd?
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  • Who should get the silver?
  • King Killer quest choice
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  • Should you romance Randvi?
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You’ll have plenty of choices to make throughout your journey in AC Valhalla. It’s true that many of these decisions won’t have any great impact on the rest of the story, so in many cases you’re free to pick whichever you feel is most natural for your Eivor. There are, however, more than a few actions or dialogue options dotted throughout that can change the ending you’ll receive when you finally cross the finish line of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

A lot of the choices you’re faced with aren’t always black and white—there’s not always a clear right or wrong answer. And the same is true for the potentially story-altering decisions too, assuming you can even tell which ones those are. It’s safe to say that any decision relating to Sigurd is going to be important so you should be especially careful with those choices. Though even then, the correct course isn’t always clear-cut.

If you don’t want to leave things to chance, or gamble with the ending you’ll eventually receive, I’ve listed the AC Valhalla choices below, in a (somewhat) chronological order. At the very bottom of the page, you’ll now find the answer to a major choice at the end of the new Wrath of the Druids DLC as well.

If you’re worried about spoilers, please tread carefully here. The answer to each choice is listed below.

With thousands of options, how will you choose a career that’s right for you? If you don’t have any idea what you want to do, the task may seem insurmountable. Fortunately, it isn’t. Follow an organized process and you will increase your chances of making a good decision.

Assess Yourself

Before you can choose the right career, you must learn about yourself. Your values, interests, soft skills, and aptitudes, in combination with your personality type, make some occupations a good fit for you and others completely inappropriate.

Use self-assessment tools, and career tests to gather information about your traits and, subsequently, generate a list of occupations that are a good fit based on them. Some people choose to work with a career counselor or other career development professionals who can help them navigate this process.

Make a List of Occupations to Explore

You probably have multiple lists of occupations in front of you at this point—one generated by each of the self-assessment tools you used. To keep yourself organized, you should combine them into one master list.

First, look for careers that appear on multiple lists and copy them onto a blank page. Title it “Occupations to Explore.” Your self-assessments ​indicated they are a good fit for you based on several of your traits, so they’re definitely worth exploring.

Next, find any occupations on your lists that appeal to you. They may be careers you know a bit about and want to explore further. Also, include professions about which you don't know much. You might learn something unexpected.

Explore the Occupations on Your List

At this point, you'll be thrilled you managed to narrow your list down to only 10 to 20 options. Now you can get some basic information about each of the occupations on your list.

Find job descriptions and educational, training, and licensing requirements in published sources. Learn about advancement opportunities. Use government-produced labor market information to get data about earnings and job outlook.

Create a "Short List"

Now you have more information, start to narrow down your list even further. Based on what you learned from your research so far, begin eliminating the careers you don't want to pursue any further. You should end up with two to five occupations on your "short list."

If your reasons for finding a career unacceptable are non-negotiable, cross it off your list. Remove everything with duties that don’t appeal to you. Eliminate careers that have weak job outlooks. Get rid of any occupation if you are unable or unwilling to fulfill the educational or other requirements, or if you lack some of the soft skills necessary to succeed in it.

Conduct Informational Interviews

When you have only a few occupations left on your list, start doing more in-depth research. Arrange to meet with people who work in the occupations in which you are interested. They can provide firsthand knowledge about the careers on your short list. Access your network, including LinkedIn, to find people with whom to have these informational interviews.

Make Your Career Choice

Finally, after doing all your research, you are probably ready to make your choice. Pick the occupation that you think will bring you the most satisfaction based on all the information you have gathered. Realize that you are allowed do-overs if you change your mind about your choice at any point in your life. Many people change their careers at least a few times.

Identify Your Goals

Once you make a decision, identify your long- and short-term goals. This helps to chart a course toward eventually landing work in your chosen field. Long-term goals typically take about three to five years to reach, while you can usually fulfill a short-term goal in six months to three years.

Let the research you did about required education and training be your guide. If you don't have all the details, do some more research. Once you have all the information you need, set your goals. An example of a long-term goal would be completing your education and training. Short-term goals include applying to college, apprenticeships, other training programs, and internships.

Write a Career Action Plan

Put together a career action plan, a written document that lays out all the steps you will have to take to reach your goals. Think of it as a road map that will take you from point A to B, then to C and D. Write down all your short- and long-term goals and the steps you will have to take to reach each one. Include any anticipated barriers that could get in the way of achieving your goals—and the ways you can overcome them.

This may sound like a lot of work—and it is. But it's much easier to forge a career path when you know what you want. Taking these steps early will save you a lot of struggle and uncertainty in the long run.

Every woman should be able to decide for herself if, when and with whom to start or grow a family.

The right to choose abortion is essential to ensuring a woman can decide for herself if, when and with whom to start or grow a family. We’ll never stop fighting to protect and expand this fundamental human right.

The Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that affirmed abortion as a constitutional right for all was supposed to be the beginning of the fight for women’s equality and autonomy, not the end. Since then, we’ve been forced to defend it over and over again as anti-choice politicians and organizations focus on undermining and chipping away at our rights until they can do away with legal abortion access completely. They’ve passed hundreds of laws to restrict a woman’s ability to access abortion care. These laws take many forms, including trying to outlaw abortion altogether, shutting down clinics, restricting access based on income level and dictating which medical procedures are available.

Anti-choice extremists will stop at nothing. They have opened thousands of fake health-care “clinics” that lie to and mislead women to prevent them from considering abortion as an option. And some anti-abortion zealots—emboldened by extreme rhetoric from anti-choice groups and politicians—have even murdered doctors and bombed clinics.

When the right to abortion is endangered, the fundamental equality of women is threatened. A woman can never be equal if she is denied the basic right to make decisions for herself and her family.

Seven in 10 Americans support the right to legal abortion. 1 NARAL Pro-Choice America will continue to fight to keep abortion legal for all women, regardless of ZIP code or income. We will mobilize together to defeat attacks in the states and in Congress. We’ll help elect candidates who will be champions for reproductive freedom. And we will continue to educate, inform and rally the public to protect and expand the fundamental human right of all people to make their own decisions about their lives.

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Idioms about right

  1. (used as an expression of emphatic agreement.)
  2. okay: “Can we meet tonight?” “Too right.”

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Many iPhone owners are seeing a strange orange dot appearing from time to time in the top right corner of their screen.

Ajami says that, right now, officials can’t do much while the fires are still ongoing.

What I have found is likely no surprise, and why I believe this is the most important conversation happening right now, and in the near future with Digital Marketing.

It turned out to be the right move, and we only have 15 people and they are getting better, and hopefully they’re all better.

To choose the right name, we must first find the birthplace of our new epoch, which is the same thing as finding the deathplace of the Holocene.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Everywhere I go, ‘Hey Cartman, you must like Family Guy, right ?’

Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.

Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right .

It is grandstanding for a right rarely protected unless under immediate attack.

What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?

Mrs. Wurzel was quite right ; they had been supplied, regardless of cost, from Messrs. Rochet and Stole’s well-known establishment.

She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.

In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.

The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.

British Dictionary definitions for right

  1. formed by or containing a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane
  2. having the axis perpendicular to the base a right circular cone
  3. straight a right line
  1. in favour with you’d better stay on the right side of him
  2. younger than she’s still on the right side of fifty
  1. a punch with the right hand
  2. the right hand
  1. (often plural) the privilege of a company’s shareholders to subscribe for new issues of the company’s shares on advantageous terms
  2. the negotiable certificate signifying this privilege
  1. indicating that a statement has been understood
  2. asking whether a statement has been understood
  3. indicating a subdividing point within a discourse

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Other Idioms and Phrases with right

In addition to the idioms beginning with right

  • right and left
  • right as rain
  • right away
  • right in the head
  • right off
  • right off the bat
  • right of way
  • right on
  • right out
  • right side of the tracks
  • right side, on someone’s
  • right tack
  • right up one’s alley
  • all right
  • all right for you
  • all right with one
  • by rights
  • come (right) out with
  • dead to rights
  • get right
  • give one’s eyeteeth (right arm)
  • go right
  • go (right) through one
  • hang a left (right)
  • have a right to
  • have a screw loose (one’s head screwed on right)
  • heart in the right place
  • hit (right) between the eyes
  • in one’s own right
  • in one’s right mind
  • in the right
  • left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing
  • might makes right
  • not right in the head
  • (right) on the money
  • on the right foot
  • on the right tack
  • play one’s cards right
  • price is right
  • put right
  • sail (right) through
  • serve one right
  • set right
  • set to rights
  • step in the right direction
  • strike the right note
  • that’s right
  • turn out all right
  • two wrongs do not make a right
  • when it comes (right down) to

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Being able to make our own decisions about our health, body and sexual life is a basic human right.

Whoever you are, wherever you live, you have the right to make these choices without fear, violence or discrimination.

Yet all over the world, people are bullied, discriminated against and arrested, simply for making choices about their bodies and their lives.

A woman is refused contraception because she doesn’t have her husband’s permission. A teenager is denied a life-saving termination because abortion is illegal in her country. A man is harassed by police because he’s gay.

My Body My Rights is Amnesty’s global campaign to stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction.

Join us in defending sexual and reproductive rights for all.

It’s your body. Know your rights.

UNTIL WOMEN AND GIRLS CAN MAKE REPRODUCTIVE CHOICES ON MATTERS AFFECTING THEIR BODIES AND FULLY ENJOY THEIR RIGHTS, I’LL CAMPAIGN FOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR ALL.

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BREAKING THE SILENCE

When it comes to our bodies and relationships, our freest conversations tend to happen in our heads. Often, we keep these thoughts secret. Why?

Perhaps it’s because what we feel we can say openly is defined by the society we live in.

These social norms are controlled by our governments, our communities, even our families. When we challenge those norms, we feel guilty – embarrassed. We fear being stigmatized, even jailed. And because of this, we keep silent.

Through My Body My Rights, we want to help break this silence because right now, there are a lot of us who don’t know we have rights, and are therefore unable to claim them.

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Third-party control

Decisions that are our right – like whether or when to have children – have become a matter for governments to control. Some governments also allow other people in our lives to make choices for us – like doctors, faith leaders or our parents. And some fail to meet their obligations to provide the information and services that people have a right to.

Imagine being married to your rapist, to be forced to see that person all the time – it would be devastating.

Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director

In Burkina Faso, women can be refused contraceptives at health clinics unless they are accompanied by their husbands. In Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, laws fail to protect survivors of sexual violence. In some cases rapists can avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, often teenage girls. In Ireland, where abortion is illegal unless the woman’s life is at serious risk, about 12 women a day travelled to the UK for a termination between 1980 and 2012. And in many countries, having sex outside of marriage, loving someone of the same gender – or simply dressing outside the social norm – is enough to land you in jail.

“NARGES MOHAMMADI CARES FOR THE SUFFERING OF OTHERS. WHENEVER SHE HEARD THAT A PRISONER WAS DUE FOR EXECUTION, SHE DID EVERYTHING TO SAVE THEM. IF SHE DID NOT SUCCEED, SHE JOINED THEIR FAMILY IN FRONT OF THE PRISON IN SOLIDARITY.”

Human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, October 2016.

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Growing backlash

That these restrictions still exist tells us that there is much to do. A backlash against sexual and reproductive rights is brewing – driven by well-funded and organized interest groups. At the highest levels, some governments are trying to roll back these rights, questioning the ideas of “reproductive rights” and “gender equality”, or branding the principle of “human rights for all” as Western. What’s clear is that our rights to express our sexuality and make decisions over our own bodies are being challenged.

From 2014-15, Amnesty’s My Body, My Rights campaign will try to halt this trend, particularly in Algeria, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Ireland, Nepal, Morocco-Western Sahara and Tunisia. Through it we will reach out to people around the world, encouraging them to break the silence that surrounds these issues as a first step to claiming their rights.

If we break the silence, then governments will have to step up and start protecting people’s right to make decisions about their bodies and their lives. Until then, we will expose states that violate these rights, and we will demand change. Because sexual and reproductive rights are human rights. They belong to us all.

They have to remember that we’re human beings.

Anonymous on how politicians and lawmakers in Ireland treat women who need an abortion

All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development. UNPO’s Members are indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognised States and occupied territories that have joined together to promote their right to self-determination, while also defending their political, social and cultural rights and preserving their environments.

What is Self-determination?

Essentially, the right to self-determination is the right of a people to determine its own destiny. In particular, the principle allows a people to choose its own political status and to determine its own form of economic, cultural and social development. Exercise of this right can result in a variety of different outcomes ranging from political independence through to full integration within a state. The importance lies in the right of choice, so that the outcome of a people’s choice should not affect the existence of the right to make a choice. In practice, however, the possible outcome of an exercise of self-determination will often determine the attitude of governments towards the actual claim by a people or nation. Thus, while claims to cultural autonomy may be more readily recognized by states, claims to independence are more likely to be rejected by them. Nevertheless, the right to self-determination is recognized in international law as a right of process (not of outcome) belonging to peoples and not to states or governments.

The preferred outcome of an exercise of the right to self-determination varies greatly among the members of UNPO. For some of our members, the only acceptable outcome is full political independence. This is particularly true of occupied or colonized nations. For others, the goal is a degree of political, cultural and economic autonomy, sometimes in the form of a federal relationship. For others yet, the right to live on and manage a people’s traditional lands free of external interference and incursion is the essential aim of a struggle for self-determination. Other members, such as Taiwan and Somaliland, have already achieved a high-level or full self-determination, but are yet to be recognized as independent states by the international community.

Self-determination in International Law

The principle of self-determination is prominently embodied in Article I of the Charter of the United Nations. Earlier it was explicitly embraced by US President Woodrow Wilson, by Lenin and others, and became the guiding principle for the reconstruction of Europe following World War I. The principle was incorporated into the 1941 Atlantic Charter and the Dumbarton Oaks proposals which evolved into the United Nations Charter. Its inclusion in the UN Charter marks the universal recognition of the principle as fundamental to the maintenance of friendly relations and peace among states. It is recognized as a right of all peoples in the first article common to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which both entered into force in 1976. 1 Paragraph 1 of this Article provides:

All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

The right to self-determination of peoples is recognized in many other international and regional instruments, including the Declaration of Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation Among States adopted b the UN General Assembly in 1970, 2, the Helsinki Final Act adopted by the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) in 1975, 3, the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights of 1981, 4, the CSCE Charter of Paris for a New Europe adopted in 1990, 5, and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action of 1993. 6, It has been affirmed by the International Court of Justice in the Namibia case 7, the Western Sahara case 8, and the East Timor case 9, in which its erga omnes character was confirmed. Furthermore, the scope and content of the right to self-determination has been elaborated upon by the UN Human Rights Committee 10, and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 11, and numerous leading international jurists.

That the right to self-determination is part of so called hard law has been affirmed also by the International Meeting of Experts for the Elucidation of the Concepts of Rights of Peoples brought together by UNESCO from 1985 to 1991, 12, it came to the conclusion that (1) peoples’ rights are recognized in international law; (2) the list of such rights is not very clear, but also that (3) hard law does in any event include the right to self-determination and the right to existence, in the sense of the Genocide Convention.

The inclusion of the right to self-determination in the International Covenants on Human Rights and in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, referred to above, emphasizes that self-determination is an integral part of human rights law which has a universal application. At the same time, it is recognized that compliance with the right of self-determination is a fundamental condition for the enjoyment of other human rights and fundamental freedoms, be they civil, political, economic, social or cultural.

The concept of self-determination is a very powerful one. As Wolfgang Danspeckgruber put it: “No other concept is as powerful, visceral, emotional, unruly, as steep in creating aspirations and hopes as self-determination.” It evokes emotions, expectations and fears which often lead to conflict and bloodshed. Some experts argued that the title holders should be or are limited in international law. Others believed in the need to limit the possible outcome for all or categories of title holders. Ultimately, the best approach is to view the right to self-determination in its broad sense, as a process providing a wide range of possible outcomes dependent on the situations, needs, interests and conditions of concerned parties. The principle and fundamental right to self-determination of all peoples is firmly established in international law.

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If you’re a good talker, you can go out canvassing for a politician you believe will make the right choice s on climate.

She also said the school made the wrong choice to cancel the class as it did.

Asking individual customers how they feel about various messaging options can give you a goldmine of useful data to help inform the language and design choice s you make.

A survey by SocialBeta showed that 32% of WeChat users use it as their prime search engine of choice , and 46% use it as a general search tool.

This pack of 15 fine pens is an awesome choice for people who want the option to erase their work.

It is freedom, and accountable both legally and socially to the free choice s of others around them.

Nothing will work sensibly, or fairly, until human responsibility is restored as the activating force for all public choice s.

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There are plenty of tragic and inspiring choice s, but the most obvious legacy Castro will leave behind is the broken family.

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The plan itself is the record of the choice s made in the outlay of that amount of income.

Adoption of Islam, emigration or death were the choice s held out to the infidel.

Back of these best possible choice s must lie the highest ideals and the courage to demand the fulfilment of these ideals.

Only on this basis does power over other men permit the free choice s on their part which are essential to full moral life.

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

This information is also available in other languages and formats.

Coronavirus update

To help the NHS respond to coronavirus, your information may be used for coronavirus research purposes even if you have chosen not to share it. Any information used will be shared appropriately and lawfully.

What is confidential patient information

Confidential patient information is when 2 types of information from your health records are joined together.

The 2 types of information are:

  • something that can identify you
  • something about your health care or treatment

For example, your name joined with what medicine you take.

Identifiable information on its own is used by health and care services to contact patients and this is not confidential patient information.

How we use your confidential patient information

Your individual care

Health and care staff may use your confidential patient information to help with your treatment and care. For example, when you visit your GP they may look at your records for important information about your health.

Research and planning

Confidential patient information might also be used to:

  • plan and improve health and care services
  • research and develop cures for serious illnesses

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Here’s a bit of evidence that we live in a simulation controlled by someone with a perverse sense of humor: At the very moment that Roe v. Wade could be overturned, the American right has become obsessed with bodily autonomy and has adopted the slogan “My body, my choice” about COVID vaccines and mask mandates.

Feminists have always known that if men — or at any rate cis men — could get pregnant, abortion would be a nonissue. The furious conservative reaction to COVID mitigation measures demonstrates this more than any hypothetical ever could. Many on the right, we can now see, believe it’s tyranny to be told to put something they don’t want on or in their bodies in order to save lives.

In “Why I Didn’t Get the COVID Vaccine,” an essay in the Catholic anti-abortion journal First Things, theologian Peter Leithart quotes a book called “The Great COVID Panic”: “A very effective way to dominate people is to convince them they are sinful unless they obey.” He invokes totalitarian “biopolitical regimes” that seek to exercise power over the body: “Once upon a time, the ruler bore a sword; now, a syringe,” he writes.

Of course, many American women will soon be faced with an infinitely more invasive form of biopolitical control, courtesy of First Things’ allies. On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case dealing with Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks. It’s possible that the justices could gut Roe without overturning it outright, but after they let Texas’ abortion bounty law stand, at least for the time being, I’m expecting the worst. If Roe is tossed out, most abortions will instantly become illegal in at least 12 states, and they will be severely restricted in others.

We are seeing a preview of what this world will look like in Texas, whose six-week abortion ban remains in effect. There are no exceptions for rape and incest. Women with wanted pregnancies that go tragically wrong have to either cross state lines for treatment or wait until their lives are in immediate danger.

It’s striking, the gap between the bodily impositions people on the right will accept in their own lives and those they would impose on others. When it comes to themselves, many conservatives find any encroachment on their physical sovereignty intolerable and arguments about the common good irrelevant. Yet their movement is dragging us into a future where many women will be stripped of self-determination the moment they get pregnant. Choices, it seems, aren’t for everybody.

As feminist Ellen Willis once put it, the central question in the abortion debate is not whether a fetus is a person, but whether a woman is. People, in our society, generally do not have their bodies appropriated by the state. It’s unimaginable that they would be forced to, say, donate blood. As we’ve seen, even mask and vaccine requirements elicit mass umbrage. Americans tend to believe that their bodies are inviolate.

“You can’t make a case against abortion by applying a general principle about everybody’s human rights; you have to show exactly the opposite — that the relationship between fetus and pregnant woman is an exception, one that justifies depriving women of their right to bodily integrity,” Ms. Willis wrote in 1985. To ban abortion is to say that pregnant women are not entitled to the authority over their physical selves that other adults expect and demand.

Mississippi’s attorney general, Lynn Fitch, who will defend her state’s ban before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, has also filed three lawsuits against President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates. On Nov. 12, a federal appeals court stayed the mandate dealing with companies that have more than 100 employees, with the Trump-appointed judge, Kurt D. Engelhardt, writing that the public interest is served by “maintaining the liberty of individuals to make intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions — even, or perhaps particularly, when those decisions frustrate government officials.”

Judge Engelhardt, a former member of Louisiana Lawyers for Life, obviously doesn’t believe that all individuals should have the liberty to make “intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions.” But that doesn’t mean he’s a hypocrite. He simply appears to believe, as much of the modern right does, that there are some people who should be subject to total physical coercion, and some who should be subject to none at all.

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Life is difficult, especially in matters concerning the heart. Whether it is your prospective date not showing up or wanting to be in a long-term relationship, or a long-term relationship simply falling apart — the pain experienced in disappointing love situations is immeasurable. If you’ve ever been in love or pursued a relationship, I am sure you can relate. But then again, these heartbreaks and disappointments are unavoidable and each one of us goes through the agony of lost love. Still, though commonly felt, that feeling of your heart shattering into million pieces is unbearable during those times, so much so that you want to do anything that can ease your pain.

So, what are the hacks to ease this mental and emotional pain? Here, we provide 10 simple ways to get over your heartbreaks.

  1. Acceptance. First and foremost, the hack you need is acceptance. You have to accept that people leave to make the place for someone else, and that some of us are just not compatible with each other, no matter how much love might be there. Acceptance is without a doubt a tough thing to do, but gradually you will find yourself accepting the fact that the person has left more and more.
  1. Cry and vent. The more you attempt to hide your feelings and bury it under the layers of work and other distractions, it is going to be even more difficult for you to get over the heartbreak. Do not pile up everything inside, instead, cry as much as you can. The memories and emotions are surely going to hurt you, but eventually you will make peace with those negative emotions and look at them positively. Venting and letting your emotions flow through you doesn’t make you weak.
  1. Cut the connection. Okay, it sounds harsh, but it is practical. Block him/her from all the social media sites and delete his/her phone number. Even if the person insists upon staying friends, don’t stay. It isn’t good for you to keep the past in your present if you are truly trying to move on. Perhaps you can consider being friends in later stages of life but, when the wounds are fresh, it is better to cut and eliminate every possible connection.
  1. Go out. Heartbreaks welcome the bizarre feeling of loneliness, making your life feel completely distasteful. To combat that, try going out. You can plan outings with your friends or watch comedy movies alone. Do whatever you like and visit the places you have always been fascinated about, but maybe held back because of the relationship you were in.
  1. Self-indulgence. There is no harm in loving yourself. Take a trip to the salon or beauty parlour. Go to a spa on the weekend and eat the five-star meals you have been craving all this time. Pamper yourself as much as you can and push yourself as much as you can to be the person you’ve always dreamed of being. If you always wanted to wear a short haircut, cut your hair. If you’ve always wanted to treat yourself, do something special for yourself.
  1. Write what you feel. Write your thoughts down and never send the letter. Likewise, write down your thoughts in a diary and allow all of your pain and agony to pour down onto the pieces of paper. This will give you a feeling that you have shared something with someone, like your own private therapy session and will therefore, give you peace. So, take the pen and fill the paper up with everything inside of you.
  1. Forgive. Just like accepting the break up, you also need to let it go. You need to forgive the person for whatever he/she has done and let it go. Forgiving the person will release you from the burden, allowing you to realize and come to terms with your inner strength. So, forgive them for their deeds and mistakes and let it go.
  1. Uplift someone’s mood instead. A tried and true formula says that when you are having a string of bad days, focus on creating good days for someone else. The grief that you are going through is understandable, but try making it a happy day for someone else if you can’t do it for yourself. Buy someone flowers or chocolate for no reason, take your family out for dinner, tell a stranger they’re beautiful – keep doing good acts that make others happy and you will see yourself eventually letting the grip fall loose on the breakup fiasco.
  2. Don’t play the breakup to makeup charade. There could be scenarios of getting back together that your ex could play on repeat for you or maybe you’ve taken them back before and still found yourself heartbroken and alone, but are considering it again anyway. Stop being a doormat and grab your self-respect as tightly as you can. Getting back together again can only chisel your heart again, so it is better you concentrate on yourself and keep the negativity at the bay. Nobody has the right to exploit you by any means.
  3. Start believing. See the breakup as a positive change in your life. Perhaps you never deserved that insensitive person and deserved someone better, which is why he/she is not in your life anymore. On the brighter side, that person left and has made a place for someone whom you sincerely deserve. So, cheers to the ending that has unintentionally led to a beautiful beginning.

Breakups are surely painful but they are not impossible to get over. Apply these heartbreak hacks to your life in case you are undergoing a breakup, or even if any of your friends are since these are surefire ways to help anyone through a breakup. As a reminder, this is a phase of your life where life actually begins so, hold your chin high and wipe those tears and prepare to embrace life and love as you begin again.

How to encrypt your cloud files

While the top cloud storage services go to great lengths to protect your files from loss and your account from hackers, you still have some responsibility.

Follow these tips to ensure that your files are safe and readily accessible whenever you need them.

Keep your computer and devices updated

Stay current with the latest operating system version available for your computer and mobile devices. Older OS versions tend to contain security vulnerabilities.

Create a strong password

Establish a strong password for both your PC and your cloud storage account, e.g., use combinations of letters, numbers and symbols. Don’t use a short password or one that’s easy to guess. Also, never share your password or send it to yourself in an email. To keep track of long, complex passwords, consider a password management app that you can access from your PC, browser, and phone.

Use Microsoft Defender

While most cloud storage services scan for viruses on upload, you should also keep your local copies of those files clean. For PC owners running Windows 10, there’s no need to pay for an anti-virus service when you have Microsoft Defender Antivirus built into your machine. This software gives you comprehensive, ongoing, and real-time protection against software threats like viruses, malware, and spyware across email, apps, the cloud, and the web.

Encrypt your hard drive

Most work laptops use BitLocker to encrypt local files. That way, if the computer is stolen or hacked, the data it contains will be useless to the malicious actor. If you have a work laptop, it’s a great idea to enable encryption on it.

Encrypt your mobile device

If you use a cloud storage mobile app, be sure to enable encryption on your iOS or Android device. This measure protects your local files if your mobile device is lost, stolen, or subjected to unauthorized access.

Add security information to your cloud storage account

Your cloud storage provider usually offers security controls that enable you to access your account if you forget your password. These include storing your phone number, providing an alternate email address, and a security question/answer pair. Take advantage of these functions. It will make it easier to regain access to your account. Or, if your account gets hacked, the cloud storage provider can use your security information to verify your identity and restore access to your account.

Use two-factor verification (2FA)

This additional level of security, aka multi-factor authentication MFA, protects your account by requiring you to enter a security code, a physical USB authentication key or your fingerprint whenever you attempt to log in from an untrusted device. A hacker might try to impersonate you if they can steal your username and password. It’s usually much harder for them to get past your second authentication factor, especially if you don’t use easy-to-guess words like your pet’s name.

Choose a cloud service that uses encryption

Most cloud services encrypt your files at rest and in-transit. Be sure that your provider offers these services. Often, the provider itself holds the encryption keys, meaning they can access your data. However, the top providers maintain strong internal controls that prevent employees from accessing those keys or your files.

Ransomware protection

Ransomware is a form of cyberattack that involves criminals encrypting your documents, your entire drive or your company’s entire network of servers. You are then locked out of all your files and apps until you pay a ransom, usually in a cryptocurrency. Check to see if your provider offers ransomware detection and recovery. If they do, you can have peace of mind knowing that all of your cloud files and your local files synced to the cloud are safe in the event of an attack.

Privacy

Is your cloud provider scanning your files, photos and content to target ads at you? Are they selling your information to third parties? It’s worth checking into what a cloud provider might have the right to do with your private files. If you value privacy, consider choosing a service that does not sell your data to third parties, does not share your data without permission, and does not scan your photos, files or personal content to target ads to you.

It is possible to keep your files highly safe in the cloud. Indeed, most cloud storage providers have extensive security measures in place.

You still bear some responsibility for cloud storage security, however. First, it’s essential to select a storage provider with the right mix of security controls in place. Then, it’s up to you to engage in vigorous security practices yourself, such as using strong passwords.

You’re safe, so go for it! If you’re not using cloud storage, this may a good time to start.

About the author

Paul Diamond is the Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft OneDrive (consumer and small business). He has worked in marketing and eCommerce for Amazon, T-Mobile, Groupon and Vistage International. He’s also the editor of the books: Fishing’s Greatest Misadventures, Surfing’s Greatest Misadventures, and Cycling’s Greatest Misadventures published by Casagrande Press.

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to use GoAnywhere’s Open PGP encryption software to encrypt files and sign them.

Open PGP’s file encryption tool enables you to both store sensitive information and transmit that information across insecure networks, such as the internet or email, so that it cannot be read by anyone except the intended recipient.

A public key is used to encrypt a file and verify a signature. A private key is used by the owner to decrypt and to add a digital signature to files.

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Encrypting Files with Open PGP

How to encrypt files with Open PGP:

  1. Get your trading partner’s public key to encrypt the file.
  2. Import your trading partner’s public key into a Key Vault.
  3. Use your file transfer tool to create a Project to encrypt the file.
    • Sign the file with your private key if required.
  4. Confirm that the project was set up correctly before executing.

Continue reading the full tutorial below for more details.

PGP Key Management

Create, import, and export PGP keys through the GoAnywhere Key Management System. Keys are protected and organized into Key Vaults for security access controls. Access the Key Management System through the Encryption drop-down menu.

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Protecting a File with PGP Encryption

To get started, let’s encrypt a file that we can send to our trading partner. You will need your trading partner’s public key to encrypt the file. Your trading partner will use their private key to decrypt the file once it is received.

  1. If you have not done so already, import your trading partner’s public key into a Key Vault.
  2. Then, create a new Project and add the PGP Encrypt task to the Project Outline. How to encrypt your cloud files
  3. On the PGP Encrypt task, select Key Vault for the Key Location and select the appropriate Vault Name from the drop down menu.
  4. Next, enter the Input File location which can be a local file on the GoAnywhere server, a UNC path, an NFS mount, or an SMB/CIFS network server. You will also need to enter the Output File location for the encrypted file. Typically the file extension will end with “.pgp”.
  5. While still on the PGP Encrypt task, click on the Add a Public Key option. For the Key Name field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the public key for your trading partner.

Now you have a Project that can be used to encrypt a file to be sent to your trading partner.

Signing a File

Digital signatures allow your trading partner to ensure that you are the true originator of the files. You only need to sign a file if your trading partner requires that you sign your files with your private key. This will embed a digital signature into those files, and your trading partner will use your public key to authenticate your identity when decrypting the files.

  1. To add a signature, expand the Secret Key panel and select the Add a Secret Key option.
  2. On the Key Name field, select your private key and enter the Password of the key. If you do not have a private key, you can create one in the Key Vault.

Executing the Project

  • Save the Project,
  • Validate all fields are configured properly (also known as compiling), and
  • Begin Project execution.

Once complete, you will see messages indicating that the Job completed successfully along with a link to view the Job Log. You can now share that file with your trading partner using FTP, SFTP, email, or another method. You can review the Job Log for more information on what took place.

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In this blog, we will explore how can we encrypt and decrypt files using GPG.

GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) is a free encryption software which is compliant with OpenPGP Standard.

We will learn how to use PGP encryption to send encrypted messages to anyone.

How to do the setup

  1. Download software from here
  2. Click on the exe file, install it with all default settings
  3. Generate the keypair

Once installation is complete, below screen will come

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Click on New Key Pair — you can provide any random values.

Provide the passphrase which will be used later to import or decrypt any file.

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Store the keypair on your machine by selecting an option “Make a Backup of your keypair”. This will store two files, one is private key and one is public key.

Private key must not be shared by anyone else. Public Key can be shared with anyone so that they can share the secrets in an encrypted form.

How to share secrets

Now we will see how we can share the secrets with anyone. For ex- My colleague ask me for the database password then how can I share it in a secure way

Steps :

  1. Import the public key of the user

Click on Import — select the public key of the user which he has provided. It is recommended that we share the public key as an attachment.

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Finally, you will see the pop up message “Import is completed successfully”

2. Copy the secrets

Open notepad- copy the secret — click on tools -> clipboard-> encrypted -> Add recipient ( select user)

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Copy the encrypted message to your notepad and share it with the user.

How to open the encrypted text

Now we will see how we can open the encrypted text send by anyone

  1. Provide your public to the user. User has to import your public key
  2. User will share the encrypted message
  3. Open Kelopatra — Click notepad — paste the encrypted message-> click on Decrypt/verify as highlighted below

This will prompt for the passkey and after that you should be able to see the decrypted text

How to encrypt your cloud files

Congratulations, you have successfully explore how can we encrypt and decrypt files using GPG.

OneDrive is natively integrated into Windows, and it only makes sense the data is encrypted and secure. While Encryption makes sure the files are not accessible if the device is lost, Security offers account-level protection, which makes breach difficult and recovery easy for the owner of the account. In this post, we look at the ways to encrypt and secure OneDrive Files.

Topics discussed in this post:

  1. Encrypt OneDrive Files
    1. Enable encryption on your mobile devices
    2. Microsoft 365 Advanced Protection
      1. Protect files in Personal Vault
      2. Password-protected links
      3. Ransomware detection & recovery
      4. Data Encryption in OneDrive for Business
      5. Encrypting OneDrive files for security
      1. Create a strong password
      2. Use two-factor verification
      3. Add security info to your Microsoft account

      How to Encrypt OneDrive Files

      There are two ways to encrypt OneDrive Files. Frist is the native method that can be done through the phone, and the second is to use the Microsoft 365 Advanced Protection.

      1] Enable encryption on your mobile devices

      Both iOS and Android offer device encryption. If you search it in your settings, you should be able to find it. Once done, the phone can be opened only through the fingerprint, PIN, or Pattern.

      2] Microsoft 365 Advanced Protection

      1] Protect files in Personal Vault

      How to encrypt your cloud files

      Personal Vault is a secure area in OneDrive which is password protected. It can be used to safeguard any file which you add here. The best part of this feature is that it will automatically lock if it is not used for a period of time. You can also add an unlimited number of files in Personal Vault. I would suggest that if you have too much sensitive data, always use this feature.

      2] Password-protected links

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      One of the biggest issues with hearing files using a link is that anybody with a link can be accessed. If you cannot add an account to the file you want to share, the right way to share a file will be using a password. The option is available under Link settings, where you can also add the expiry date for the shared file. Both of these methods are the right way to share files.

      3] Ransomware detection & recovery

      How to encrypt your cloud files

      If your PC gets infected file include those on OneDrive, Microsoft office 365 will notify you about it. It will make sure the files on the cloud can be recovered once you confirm that the files are infected. Since OneDrive offers versioning, it is possible to restore the files easily. However, make sure that the malware or ransomware is not available anymore on the PC.

      4] Data Encryption in OneDrive for Business & Sharepoint

      Here you get two additional security—in-transit and at-rest encryption side of data security. When at rest, the account gets BitLocker disk-level encryption and per-file encryption of customer content. While the former locks the drive, the latter adds a unique encryption key to each file.

      Since the files are stored in the cloud, it doesn’t matter where it is, any reconstruction file, when the requested process has to go through three physical storage components—the blob store, the Content Database, and the Key Store. With all three, the data will be useless. Read more about it here.

      5] Encrypting OneDrive files for security

      There are many third-party programs available to encrypt entire hard drives or on a file-to-file basis. The Windows Club has a list of some of the best free file encryption software. You can use these programs to encrypt the entire OneDrive folders on your local computer so that when they are uploaded, they are encrypted – or you can encrypt only the ones containing sensitive information. You may also use Windows default BitLocker or NTFS encryption to encrypt the files.

      2] How to Secure OneDrive Account

      There are three ways to secure OneDrive Account. It will make sure the account is difficult to hack, and with additional information, you can recover if there is a breach.

      1] Create a strong password

      It goes without saying that not just a OneDrive account, but any account should have a strong password. There are strong password generators within the browser that you can use with your account.

      2] Enable two-factor verification

      Similar to a strong password, it is important to enabling two-factor authentication. Every time you log in, you will have to authenticate it using a code generated by secure apps such as Microsoft Authenticator and Google Authenticator.

      3] Add security info to your Microsoft account

      Make sure you have included enough information in your account, including recovery email id and phone number. This will help you get back the account if it is hacked or forgotten the password.

      OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business both offer security features to files and accounts. It is important that we also enable certain features that have to be enabled by the end-user, such as 2FA, Personal Vault, and more. Those using OneDrive for business already have a secure environment but make sure the PC and account are protected.

      This post has been updated in July 2021.

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      File encryption is commonplace these days. You can encrypt files in many ways with a lot of different tools. One way to do this is through an open-source encryption system called Pretty Good Privacy. PGP has been around a long time, and we can encrypt just about any form of data by using it. For now, we’re going to focus on encryption files using PGP and PowerShell.

      To encrypt and decrypt files on Windows with PGP, we must download the GNU Privacy Guard for Windows utility. This free, open-source utility uses the OpenPGP Standard to bring PGP to Windows. We first need to download and install this.

      We could go out to the website and do this manually, but we’re using PowerShell! Let’s stick to the command line. We could also figure out how to build a PowerShell tool around GnuPG for Windows ourselves, but why do that when a community module already exists?

      Let’s save some time; downloading a PowerShell module from GitHub will expedite this process dramatically. To do that, I’ll reach out to GitHub and download a module called GnuPG and place it in a module path on my system.

      Once I download the module, I can see I’ve got a few commands available to me.

      How to encrypt your cloud files

      Commands in the GnuPG PowerShell module

      One of those commands is Install-GnuPG. Let’s run that and see what happens.

      This command went out to the GnuPG website, downloaded the installer, and then silently installed it. That saved some time!

      Next, I need to encrypt a bunch of important files in a folder with a password only a few other people and I know. To do that, I can use the Add-Encryption command that comes with this module by simply using the Add-Encryption command specifying the folder of files I’d like to encrypt as well as the password I’d like use to secure them.

      You can see below that I have a folder with a single file in it. I’m using the Add-Encryption command, which calls the GnuPG utility under the covers to encrypt this file using the password I’m specifying. It returns a GPG file that is the contents of the file encrypted. At this point, I could just remove the original file if I desired.

      How to encrypt your cloud files

      Encrypting a file with PowerShell

      Now that the file is encrypted in the GPG file, it can’t be read unless decrypted. This GnuPG utility processes the file by first decrypting it, then creating a file of the same name with the unencrypted contents.

      You can see below that I’m using the Remove-Encryption command and passing the path of the folder and the secret. The GnuPG utility is creating a keyring if it doesn’t exist yet, decrypting the file, and the Remove-Encryption function is returning the path to the folder that I passed in.

      We can now read that original file like normal!

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      By using the GnuPG utility along with the GnuPG PowerShell module, we can quickly create a handy little tool that can apply encryption to any number of files on the fly. This is an excellent solution for times when you don’t need anything fancy but need a quick way to encrypt files securely with a password.

      Encryption helps protect your files during inter-host file transfers that use protocols that are not already encrypted—for example, when using bbftp or ftp , or when using shiftc without the –secure option. We recommend using the GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), an Open Source OpenPGP-compatible encryption system.

      GPG has been installed on Pleiades, Endeavour, and Lou in the /usr/bin/gpg directory. If you do not have GPG installed on the system(s) that you would like to use for transferring files, please see the GPG website.

      Choosing What Cipher to Use

      We recommend using the cipher AES256, which uses a 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) key to encrypt the data. Information on AES can be found at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Computer Security Resource Center.

      You can set your cipher in one of the following ways:

        Add –cipher-algo AES256 to your

      Examples

      If you choose not to add the cipher-algo AES256 to your gpg.conf file, you can add –cipher-algo AES256 on any of these simple example command lines to override the default cipher, CAST5.

      Creating an Encrypted File

      Both commands below are identical. They encrypt the test.out file and produce the encrypted version in the test.gpg file:

      You will be prompted for a passphrase, which will be used later to decrypt the file.

      Decrypting a File

      The following command decrypts the test.gpg file and produces the test.out file:

      You will be prompted for the passphrase that you used to encrypt the file. If you don’t use the –output option, the command output goes to STDOUT. If you don’t use any flags, it will decrypt to a file without the .gpg suffix. For example, using the following command line would result in the decrypted data in a file named “test”:

      Selecting a Passphrase

      Your passphrase should have sufficient information entropy. We suggest that you include five words of 5-10 letters in size, chosen at random, with spaces, special characters, and/or numbers embedded into the words.

      You need to be able to recall the passphrase that was used to encrypt the file.

      Factors that Affect Encrypt/Decrypt Speed on NAS Filesystems

      We do not recommend using the –armour option for encrypting files that will be transferred to/from NAS systems. This option is mainly intended for sending binary data through email, not via transfer commands such as bbftp or ftp . The file size tends to be about 33% bigger than without this option, and encrypting the data takes about 10-15% longer.

      The level of compression used when encrypting/decrypting affects the time required to complete the operation. There are three options for the compression algorithm: none , zip , and zlib .

      • –compress-algo none or –compress-algo 0
      • –compress-algo zip or –compress-algo 1
      • –compress-algo zlib or –compress-algo 2

      If your data is not compressible, –compress-algo 0 ( none ) gives you a performance increase of about 50% compared to –compress-algo 1 or –compress-algo 2 .

      If your data is highly compressible, choosing the zlib or zip option will not only increase the speed by 20-50%, it will also reduce the file size by up to 20x. For example, in one test on a NAS system, a 517 megabyte (MB) highly compressible file was compressed to 30 MB.

      The zlib option is not compatible with PGP 6.x, but neither is the cipher algorithm AES256. Using the zlib option is about 10% faster than using the zip option on a NAS system, and zlib compresses about 10% better than zip .

      Random Benchmark Data

      We tested the encryption/decryption speed of three different files (1 MB, 150 MB, and 517 MB) on NAS systems. The file used for the 1 MB test was an RPM file, presumably already compressed, since the resulting file sizes for the none/zip/zlib options were within 1% of each other. The 150 MB file was an ISO file, also assumed to be a compressed binary file for the same reasons. The 517 MB file was a text file. These runs were performed on a CXFS filesystem when many other users’ jobs were running. The performance reported here is for reference only, and not the best or worst performance you can expect.

      Encrypt and send files and notes with a link that automatically destruct after being read. SafeNote is a free web-based service that allows you to share a note or a file with confidentiality. There is no way to spying on you even to a hacker.

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      Use safenote whenever you share your personal and sensitive information via the internet

      Safenote is the free, fast, and secure way to share files and notes with end-to-end encryption and a link that expires automatically. And also it’s a free cloud-based service that is functioning via an encrypted SSL tunnel. Safenote doesn’t require you to create an account before start using the service and no password or email required. This free service enables you to send a self-destructing message or file to someone. This means once they view the message or download the file, they will no longer be able to access it again after the view count has reached zero. This ensures your message is read by no one but the reader and all evidence of the message is erased. Messages are also anonymous unless you add any identifiable information to your message. If you share your passwords or private, sensitive data via email or chat, copies of that data are stored in a number of locations. If you use Safenote instead, the data stays for a single viewing, which ensures that someone else can’t read it later. It allows you to send sensitive information in a secure manner, ensuring that only one person can see it.

      Upload File

      Upload File is a completely free file sharing service that allows you to share files with end-to-end encryption via a self-destructing link.

      Private Link

      Secure Link allows you to share encrypted links which redirect to the destination and the link that will self-destruct after being redirected.

      Secure Email

      Secure Email allows you to send emails with attachments and end-to-end encryption via a link that will self-destruct after being read.

      Why short-term: You don’t have to leave important information outside forever. Why let the files you send hang around forever in the cloud? We share links self-destruct as soon as your file is downloaded and we make sure your stuff doesn’t stay forever.

      Send files: Safenote file upload lets you send files simply, securely and quickly to multiple destinations. Unlike other common free spaces, we focus on short-term file sharing that can be auto-destroyed. After the file was downloaded by the other party, Safenote immediately deleted the file and restricted the download link.

      Send passwords: Quickly send passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information safely. Your data is encrypted and can only be decrypted when viewed using your private link. Keep your passwords safe even if someone’s email is hacked or their smartphone is stolen.

      Access from anywhere: Away from your personal computer? You can send files from anywhere via our website only thing you need is a web browser that connects to the internet. There you can also access all of your links, and destroy them if you need to.

      Send encrypted secrets: Keep confidential data out of your email and slack logs. With Safenote you can send passwords and secrets with encryption. We can’t read your secrets, not even filenames. It’s encrypted when you send a secret and only the permitted person can access it. It’ll be much safer with the manual password.

      Keep secrets out of Slack: You often need to share passwords, tokens, and certificates around the team. We know it’s rare, but sometimes these end up on Slack or email. Who knows where your sensitive data ends up, waiting for the next breach? With end-to-end encryption, you can be confident that even in a data breach, your secrets will be safe.

      How to encrypt your cloud files

      When your laptop is lost or stolen, you aren’t just out $800 (or more). Your personal information is also accessible to whoever takes it, even if you have a password.

      “Unfortunately, a typical password-protected user account does nothing to protect your data,” says Dennis Stewart, a security engineer at CipherTechs. “While the password will prevent someone else from logging into your computer, an attacker can still use other methods to copy files off.” If thieves remove the hard drive and put it into another computer, they have access to any files you have stored on it. In some cases, they can even reset the password on your PC and gain access to your email, passwords and other personal information.

      Thankfully, you can protect your data against both of these types of attacks with encryption. “Encryption is a mathematical process used to jumble up data. If important files or whole devices are encrypted, there is no way to make sense of them without the key,” Mr. Stewart said. That means if thieves try to access your information, they’ll find only a jumbled mess unless they have your password, and they won’t be able to simply reset that password if the device is encrypted.

      Encrypting your hard drive isn’t some super-technical process that only security experts can perform, either — anyone can do it on his or her computer at home, and it should take only a few minutes to get up and running.

      How to Encrypt Your Hard Drive

      If you have a Windows laptop, you have a few options. Some Windows 10 devices come with encryption turned on by default, and you can check this by going to Settings > System > About and scrolling down to “Device Encryption.” You’ll need to log into Windows with a Microsoft account in order for this feature to work, but if your laptop offers it, it’s an easy and free way to protect your data.

      If your laptop doesn’t support Device Encryption, you can use Windows’ other built-in encryption tool: BitLocker. BitLocker is available only on Professional versions of Windows and above (a $99 upgrade for Home edition users), but it’s incredibly easy to set up. Just head to Windows’ Control Panel > System and Security > Manage BitLocker. Select your operating system drive and click the “Turn On BitLocker” button, following the prompts to create a password that will function as your encryption key. Be sure to store your BitLocker key in a safe place — somewhere not on that computer — in case something goes wrong!

      If neither of those is an option, a free program called VeraCrypt can encrypt your entire hard drive, requiring your password when you boot your computer. It’s not quite as simple, straightforward and built-in as Windows’ Device Encryption and BitLocker, but if it’s your only option, it’s worth looking into.

      Mac laptops are much more straightforward: All modern Macs (since about 2003) have a feature called FileVault that encrypts your entire system drive. Just open your Mac’s System Preferences, head to Security & Privacy and select the FileVault tab. Click the “Turn On FileVault” button to create a password and begin the encryption process. Store your key in a safe place (not on that computer) in case you ever get locked out.

      Thankfully, modern iPhones and Android phones will automatically encrypt your data as long as you use a PIN or password, so you need to worry about enabling the feature only on your desktop and laptop computers. If you have an Android phone with an SD card, however, you can enable encryption for the SD card manually from the Lock Screen and Security settings.

      Don’t Forget Your Password

      There is one catch to encryption: Your password is much, much more important to remember. Data may be protected from intruders, but it’s also impossible for you to access should you forget your password or recovery key. “If a user forgets or loses their key, they’re out of luck,” says Mr. Stewart. “If a bad actor can’t get at your data without the key, you can’t, either.” Some businesses may grant IT departments a master key, but not all do, and this can’t be done retroactively.

      So if you’re the type of person who forgets passwords often, it’s incredibly important you write it down — along with the recovery key you were given when you performed the above steps — and keep it in a safe place. Don’t keep it on the computer you encrypted and don’t keep it out in plain sight — put it in a physical safe that only you can access. And no matter what, always keep a good backup of your data, either on another hard drive (which you should also encrypt) or with a cloud service like Backblaze that keeps your data secure.

      How to encrypt your cloud files

      Securely store, send and sync—without the restrictions.

      Access and share all your files and documents in a few simple clicks. Limitless storage, a convenient email plugin and the ability to send large files—without clogging email—help accelerate productivity. Plus, bank-level encryption capabilities protect emails in transit and at rest.

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      Seamlessly connect to your content wherever it resides.

      Skip the messy data migration and get secure access to files and folders stored on legacy data systems, with 3rd party servicers or anywhere else. ShareFile gives users a single, secure point of access to all data, regardless of environment or endpoint.

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      Streamline collaboration with customizable workflows and a powerful Office 365 integration.

      Automate getting approvals, feedback and any document-centric processes with customizable workflows that you control directly from your ShareFile account. Our Office 365 integration allows for real-time co-editing and versioning.

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      Third-party validated application and datacenter controls from SOC 2 and SSAE 16 audits. Bank-level encryption in transit and at rest. Two-factor authentication and single sign-on for added security.

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      Encrypt Your Emails

      The ShareFile plugin for Microsoft Outlook can easily encrypt email messages and automatically converts any attachments to secure ShareFile links.

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      Legally Binding E-Signatures
      Cut your admin time by up to 93% with our secure solution to get your documents signed in minutes (not days).

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      Our convenient Office 365 integration makes it possible – even when teams and clients are miles apart.

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      Put your best foot forward with a portal for your clients to upload and download documents that is branded to look like your company, not ours.

      Sync Your Files
      Sync your files automatically so you’ll always be working with the most accurate, up-to-date information. Simply add the ShareFile Sync folder to your desktop and save files there for instant sync across all connected devices.

      You’ve migrated your user data to SharePoint and OneDrive but you’re still left with file servers and file data on-premises. With the announcement of Active Directory Authentication for Azure Files, you can now do away with the server entirely and use the cloud to replicate your file servers’ functionality entirely.

      How to encrypt your cloud files

      We’ve previously talked about migrating files to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Even if you’ve done this, you will no doubt have a reason for a file server still. If cloud is your goal, why not replace your file server with Azure Files?

      You get all the same capabilities as you do with an on-premises file server but the benefits of a Platform-as-a-Service solution that doesn’t require servers.

      In our previous post about migrating file servers to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, we primarily focused on user generated content: migrating home drives to OneDrive, migrating folders of team files to SharePoint Online to improve collaboration.

      Following the traditional 80/20 rule, this will probably transfer 80% of your file server content to Microsoft 365 but what about the remaining 20%? Do you want to continue to run on-premises servers to provide file services for 20%? Is keeping that remaining 20% highly available and resilient to server failure or data loss going to be too expensive?

      What is Azure Files?

      Azure Files as a feature has been available in Azure Storage for some time. Using Azure Files, you can present clients with a Server Message Block (SMB) file share that you can use to transfer files in a familiar way to act like a file server with Azure Files, however, Azure Files alone can’t fully replicate the experience.

      Using Azure Files natively requires that authentication to the underlying Azure Storage is done using the Access Key on the Storage Account. This may be okay for an application that needs programmatic access to the share, however, for users, it’s a problem.

      Sure, as IT you could map the file share for users with the key, however, how do you then know who made changes to audit the use of the file server with Azure Files? How do you control access to ensure that one department has access to sensitive files with others do not?

      This is where the announcement of Active Directory authentication to Azure Files comes in.

      What is Active Directory Authentication for Azure Files?

      Active Directory is the identity and authentication system that you will no doubt be using on-premises today. Today, your users connect to file servers and file shares using their own account and that in turn, grants and denies them access to files and folders they need.

      With the announcement of Active Directory Authentication for Azure Files, we can extend this same capability to to provide a file server with Azure Files.

      Setting up Azure Files is easy by simply creating a Storage Account and a File Share in the Storage Account. The steps to implement the Active Directory authentication are slightly more involved and require some PowerShell work. It’s all described at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-active-directory-overview.

      How do users access the shares?

      As IT, we can provision access to the file shares when using the file server with Azure Files exactly as you would an on-premises file server. By simply pointing the users to the UNC path directly or by mapping a Network Folder or Network Drive letter. You can even incorporate Azure Files File Shares into a Distributed File System (DFS) if you are using DFS namespaces to provide a consolidated view of files across the organisation.

      Because the access to the file server with Azure Files is based in the cloud, users can access the file shares away from the corporate network allowing users working from home or remotely to continue to be able to access the files out of the office.

      What if we aren’t ready to fully migrate our file server with Azure Files?

      If you aren’t ready to fully migrate but you want to take advantage of using Azure Files as a means to store file data off-site then you could look at using Azure File Sync. With the Azure File Sync technology, you keep a file server on-premises but you can scale down the size and footprint of the server by moving cold data to Azure Storage and only keeping the hot, frequently accessed data, on-premises.

      Interested in moving you File Server to the cloud?

      If you are interested in moving your file server to the cloud with either Azure Files using Active Directory authentication or you want to keep some files on-premises but downsize, get in touch with us at Arcible and we can help you find the best solution for your file storage needs while leveraging the cloud.

How to browse anonymously with tor

Untraceable web browsing prevents or severely limits others from knowing what you're doing on the internet. While staying truly 100% hidden is next to impossible, you can employ several techniques to remain as anonymous as you can, and you don't even need to significantly change how you interact with the internet to make it happen.

Normal web browsing leaves your information exposed to the website owner, your ISP, the government, and whoever else can gain access. Fortunately, there are several privacy tips you can adopt to use the internet with a little more stealth.

Why Browse Anonymously?

The answer might be different for everyone, but for most people, it boils down to privacy.

If you're looking for a new job and would rather your employer not know, being more aware of your online presence can help limit what they can learn about you. Or, maybe you're searching for prescription drug information, and you don't want the website to track you or collect your real email—spamming your email isn't as helpful to them if it's not your "real" account that you check every day.

Anonymous web browsing can also be useful if you're in a country that has constraining web policies. You can hide your browsing habits to bypass access restrictions.

If for no other reason, maybe you just want to feel comfortable knowing that your internet habits aren't being tracked and logged for advertising purposes.

Anonymous Browsing Options

There are several things you can do to stay anonymous online, but some methods are better than others. Follow these steps to become the ultimate anonymous browser:

These are ranked in order of strength of privacy and ease of use. You can use one or more of them if you wish.

Hide your IP address with a web proxy. Not all proxies are created equally, but there are several free ones that are great for browsing the web anonymously, such as Hidester.

How to browse anonymously with tor

When you access a website through a proxy, what's happening is that all the traffic is routed through a remote server before the page is downloaded onto your device. This means that your browsing appears to anyone who may be watching (the website you're on, your ISP, the government, etc.) to be originating from that server's location instead of your real location.

Connect to a VPN. A VPN is similar to a web proxy, but useful in situations where you want everything encrypted and routed through other servers, not just one website. A VPN keeps not only your browsing anonymous but also any file sharing, messaging, etc.

How to browse anonymously with tor

Something important to look for when choosing a secure VPN is whether they keep logs pertaining to your visits and your search history. If they do, there's a chance that they'll give up that information to an authority figure if demanded, or that your private details will be leaked if a hacker gets a hold of it.

A VPN will only keep you as anonymous as you let it. For example, posting things to your public social media accounts, sending emails from your primary email address, etc., will expose your identity despite the fact that you did those things while using a VPN.

Use a privacy-minded web browser. One example of an anonymous browser that hides your web surfing habits is Tor Browser, which encrypts the traffic and routes it through multiple servers.

How to browse anonymously with tor

Search the web with a secure search engine like DuckDuckGo or Startpage, which promise to block advertising trackers and keep your search history private.

How to browse anonymously with tor

Other search engines might tell the websites you're on what you were searching to get there, or share your habits with third-party companies to target you with ads, or disclose your search history to government authorities.

Avoid public Wi-Fi networks like in hotels and restaurants. It’s unclear who’s monitoring the traffic from the other side of the building, or what’s going on behind the scenes when it comes to that business’s security and privacy protocols.

In the same vein, don’t connect to a Wi-Fi network unless it’s using a modern encryption method like WPA2. To stay anonymous on Wi-Fi, make sure the network is using encryption.

Use your web browser’s private mode to prevent it from keeping track of the web pages you visited. Just close out of it when you’re done to prevent saving any passwords and history.

How to browse anonymously with tor

This anonymous browsing mode is helpful if you share your computer because the alternative is to use regular mode which does store a history of the pages you've opened and searches you performed.

How to browse anonymously with tor

Cookies are important for storing login information so that a website can give you access to your online account. However, other websites might be able to access them to expose who you are and what you've been doing online.

Other Ways to Stay Anonymous Online

Web browsing is just one facet of the online world. If you use email, a web-based texting service, a file transfer website, etc., you'll need to consider how to stay anonymous there, too.

How to browse anonymously with tor

The Onion Router or Tor is a network that enables a user to stay anonymous on the internet and get rid of any possible surveillance, user identification, or location tracking while using the internet. You can access the Tor network with the help of a modified Mozilla Firefox ESR web browser.

Tor allows a person to browse the web anonymously by veiling the actual identity of the user. It protects the user from any traffic analysis and network spying.

Tor is perhaps the most popular and secure option available for anonymous internet connectivity. To reduce the confusion, here we are talking about the Tor network, not the Tor web browser, which is used to access the same.

How to browse anonymously with tor

One encryption layer is decrypted at each successive Tor relay, and the remaining data is forwarded to any random relay until it reaches its destination server. For the destination server, the last Tor node/exit relay appears as the origin of the data. It is thus tough to trace the identity of the user or the server by any surveillance system acting as the middleman.

Other than providing anonymity to standalone users, Tor can also provide anonymity to websites and servers in the form of Tor Hidden Services. Also, P2P applications like BitTorrent can be configured to use the Tor network and download torrent files.

Is using Tor illegal?

No. Tor browser and dark web aren’t illegal on their own. However, if you end up performing some illegal activity on the dark web using Tor, that’ll surely invite trouble. So, as always, we recommend that you use this technology to perform legal actions and enhance your privacy.

Tor And NSA Connection

The NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden used Tor to leak information about PRISM to The Guardian and The Washington Post.

However, the story is not all good-good. Tor faces criticism for the reason that it acts as a medium for different illegal activities like data breaching, drug dealing, gambling, being home to dark web sites. Tor is also used by criminal minds to communicate over the internet while keeping their identity hidden, which makes it difficult for the security agencies to trace them.

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has called Tor “the King of high secure, low latency Internet anonymity.” And it has received similar comments by BusinessWeek magazine, “perhaps the most effective means of defeating the online surveillance efforts of intelligence agencies around the world.”

Another speculation made is that Tor takes its funding from the U.S. Government, which may lead to the assumption that NSA may have compromised the identities of individual Tor users. However, Tor’s former executive director Andrew Lewman disclaimed any confederations with NSA.

Is Tor Browser Safe?

Various claims have been made about compromising Tor’s anonymity and security from time to time. The most famous one was the Bad Apple Attack, in which the researchers claimed to have identified around 10k IP addresses of active BitTorrent users who were connected via Tor.

The Heartbleed bug was behind another major compromise in April 2014, which halted the Tor network for several days.

Traffic Fingerprinting is a method used to analyze web traffic by analyzing the patterns, responses, and packets in a particular direction. This technique can be used to attack the Tor network by making the attacker’s computer act as the guard.

The main vulnerability was found at its exit points, where the level of security is very low as compared to the rest of the Tor network.

What is Tor “Browser”?

Tor Project Inc. has released Tor Browser, which is a modification of an Extended Support Release (ESR) version of the Mozilla Firefox browser. The browser is portable so that it can be used from external media and also reduces the hassel of installation.

Tor Browser removes the browsing history and cookies after every use, thus reducing the risk of any cookie tracking. We can set-up SOCKS (Socket Secure) based applications to use the Tor network by configuring them with a loop-back address.

It’s also known as the dark web browser since it lets users browse the so-called dark web sites that accessible on the regular web.

The Tor browser is available for various desktop operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. You can visit this link to download Tor Browser latest version for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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How to download and use Tor browser?

How to install Tor Browser on Windows 10/7/8?

  1. Run the Tor Browser setup.
  2. Choose your desired language.
  3. On the next window, choose the destination folder. Using Tor would be easy if you choose the Desktop as the destination.
  4. Click Install.

The Tor setup will create a folder named Tor Browser on your Desktop. Open the folder, and run the shortcut file to use the Tor Browser.

For Linux, you’ll have to extract the downloaded file, either using the command line or a file extractor application.

Tor Browser for Android

Tor Browser – official Tor app for Android

Orbot – a free proxy app with Tor for Android devices.

Orfox – a mobile version of Tor Browser for Android devices. (Discontinued)

The Guardian Project, a global developer community founded by Nathan Freitas, is to be credited for the development of Orfox.

Tor Browser for iOS

A Tor browser app for iOS created by Tor Project core contributor Mike Tigas.

Tor Alternatives

I2P and Freenet are other anonymity networks which can act as Tor alternatives. Also, Tails and Subgraph OS are Linux-based distributions with built-in Tor support. In the past, Hornet was also an anonymity network that provided higher network speeds compared to Tor.

To know more about these alternatives, please visit this link.

Should I Use Tor?

Tor has proved to be an excellent medium for safe, secure, and anonymous web presence available to a user at no cost. The developers of Tor didn’t intend it to become a hotbed of illegal activities, but evil-minded people have leveraged Tor for their benefits such as selling unlawful stuff on the dark websites. The Tor project has led to an optimistic approach towards censorship and surveillance-free internet.

You can use Tor if you want to conceal your identity on the web or access some websites that blocked in your region. But refrain yourself from doing anything that’s above the law because nothing is fool-proof, and they can still catch you. Also, accessing your social media accounts over Tor can expose your identity.

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Tor Browser is the official browser for Tor Project, the team behind Orbot. Now you can surf the Internet completely anonymously and securely, hiding your online identity under several layers of security. Orbot, as many users already know, is a version of the Tor network for Android–one of the most powerful Internet privacy tools out there today.

One of the most interesting (and popular) features of Tor Browser is the ability to isolate every web page you visit, so trackers and ads can’t follow you from one web page to another. Any time you leave a page, your cookies are automatically cleaned. In that sense, using Tor is completely unlike other browsers, where after looking for information about shoes on a page, you’ll get ads trying to sell you shoes on the next page you visit.

Another advantage of Tor Browser is that all its users seem to have the same appearance when it comes to any monitoring system attempt. In other words, if a person or website tries to find out who you really are or what website you’re using, the only thing they’ll see is that you’re logging on from the Tor network. That’s all. In that sense, you gain total anonymity and total browsing freedom.

Tor Browser is a powerful and, above all, secure Internet browser that lets you surf anonymously. More often than not you have nothing to hide, but even so, valuing and protecting your right to privacy and anonymity on the net is paramount to freedom.

Tor Browser is free and open-source software that guarantees anonymity online and enhances your security and safety while using the internet. Tor helps you anonymize publishing, web surfing, instant messaging and other functions, using the TCP protocol. The sophisticated browser isolates any website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you, automatically clearing any cookies when you’ve finished browsing.

How does Tor anonymity work?

Tor’s name comes from its original moniker, The Onion Router, and as the name suggests Tor uses several layers of encryption to protect your data. The software program was developed by the Tor Project, which is run by more than 6,000 volunteers around the world.

All web traffic gets relayed through a huge network of open connections worldwide. Tor directs traffic through its vast volunteer overlay-network, which consists of more than 7,000 relays. With each relay of data, another layer of encryption is added so that by the time your data or traffic reaches its destination, it’s virtually impossible to track back to its origin.

Is it safe to install Tor Browser?

It is safe to install Tor Browser – after all, it was created to let users surf the internet safely and protect online privacy. However, while installing the software itself is safe, Tor can be used for risky activities, such as accessing the deep or dark webs. Care should be taken when accessing this heavily encrypted collection of websites.

Installing Tor is as simple and easy as downloading popular and common browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, although neither provides as much privacy protection. Tor functions similarly to regular browsers. The main distinction, though, is that Tor takes a few moments to configure itself every time you launch it. When you launch Tor, you don’t need to restart your computer or device each time.

Tor Browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems. Alternatives to Tor include Epic Privacy Browser, Tor Browser Bundle, PirateBrowser, and DuckDuckGo. Orbot, meanwhile, provides anonymity for Android users.

Can Tor be traced?

Tor Browser hides your location and prevents your web traffic from being tracked, making it virtually impossible to trace your activity on the internet. When you’re using Tor with proxy servers, keyloggers, ISPs and various kinds of malware aren’t able to easily track your activities. It also lets you get around jammers and sensors.

However, Tor Browser is not 100% secure and can suffer the same attacks that other browsers do. Concerned users may wish to switch off Tor’s plugins and scripts as these can be used to expose information such as your IP address.

In addition, Tor’s system has a few vulnerabilities. Each server in the browser’s network is operated by volunteers so you never truly know who is managing the relays your data travels through. Normally this isn’t a problem, as each relay is only able to access the location of the previous and following relays – all except the exit node.

The exit node removes your data’s final layer of encryption. While it can’t access your location or IP address, it can in theory spy on your activity if you visit an unsecured HTTP website.

Freedom from online censorship

One of Tor’s key features is its ability to unblock censored websites. For example, if you’re browsing the internet in a country where peer-to-peer websites, news, or social media channels are blocked, Tor can help you bypass security modules so you can continue surfing the internet.

The browser lets you choose from several proxy tunnels based on a geographical world map, which displays exactly where each proxy tunnel is located.

In recent years, Tor has become popular for businesses, allowing secure and confidential exchanges of information. It’s a useful tool for journalists and human rights defenders who may be targeted online, as well as victims of domestic violence, high-profile whistleblowers, and activists.

Using Tor to explore the ‘dark’ web

Tor is inevitably linked to the dark web. The dark web, which forms part of the deep web, is a collection of websites that are encrypted and cannot be accessed through ordinary software and conventional search engines. Users instead require special browsers, such as Tor, to access them. Websites on the deep web are recognized by .onion domain extensions.

Since these sites can only be accessed from Tor-enabled web browsers, the dark web has become a place for like-minded people interested in maintaining their privacy to communicate. Their reasons for wanting anonymity vary and the dark web has become associated with hacking, gambling, drug trading, and other activities related to malicious intent.

However, venturing into the world of the dark web is a choice and users can simply use Tor for the sole purpose of securing their privacy. As it’s a gateway to potentially malicious content, however, it is a good idea to fully understand the risks of using Tor as your primary or secondary browser.

Do you need a VPN for Tor?

While you don’t need to use Tor with a VPN, using the two technologies together does give you an additional layer of anonymity. This is because VPN encryption stops the Tor entry node (the server where you enter the hidden network) from seeing your IP address. This can give you extra protection if the entry node becomes compromised and an attacker tries to use it to break Tor’s anonymity.

Effective tool for online anonymity and privacy

Tor is an effective and easy-to-use tool for people worried about online anonymity and privacy. Its clean and uncomplicated interface is straightforward to navigate, allowing you to easily toggle between anonymous and non-anonymous browsing. The tool is light on system resources and doesn’t affect computer performance.

While connecting to sites can take some time, slower internet speed is a trade-off for extra security. It’s important to remember, however, that Tor gives users access to .onion sites on the dark web and all the material available through it. For this reason, if you are using Tor as your primary browser, you should educate yourself and other users on using Tor safely.

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Website addresses that end in “.onion” aren’t like normal domain names, and you can’t access them with a normal web browser. Addresses that end with “.onion” point to Tor hidden services on the “deep web”.

Warning: Lots of .onion sites contain very nasty things, and many of them are likely scams. We recommend staying away from “browsing” .onion sites–instead, use this only if you have a specific site you want to access for a good reason.

What Is a .onion Site?

Tor–short for “the onion router”–is an anonymizing computer network. It’s partially funded by the US government, and is designed to help people in countries where Internet access may be censored or monitored. When you connect to Tor, your internet activity is sent through the Tor network, anonymizing your Internet activity so it can’t be snooped on, and so that you can access websites that may be blocked in your country.

So, when you access google.com through Tor, your request bounces from Tor relay to Tor relay before it reaches an “exit node”. That exit node then contacts Google.com for you, and it sends you back the data Google responded with. Google sees this as the exit node’s IP address contacting it instead of your IP address.

But that means that “last mile” of traffic can be snooped on by an organization monitoring or even running the exit nodes–especially if your traffic is unencrypted. A “.onion” address points to a Tor hidden service, which is a server you can only access through Tor. This means that your browsing activity can’t be snooped on by someone watching the Tor exit nodes. It also means that someone hosting a website can hide that server using the Tor network, so no one can find it–in theory.

For example, Facebook maintains an official Tor hidden services address at “https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/”. This allows you to access Facebook through Tor, and your connection doesn’t ever leave Tor where it can be snooped on. This may be useful in countries that block Facebook, for example.

You don’t necessarily want to use Tor all the time, as it’s slower than just browsing normally. But it’s a useful tool for anonymizing your Internet activity and bypassing censorship.

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How to Access .onion Sites with the Tor Browser

To access a .onion address, you’ll need to access it through the Tor Browser. It’s a modified version of Firefox that’s configured to connect to sites through the Tor network.

Download the Tor Browser from the Tor project’s website to continue. It’s available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

On Android phones and tablets, we previously recommended the Orbot proxy app or Orfox browser from Google Play. The Tor project still offers no official Tor apps for iPhone or iPad, but some third-party apps are available in Apple’s App Store.

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After launching the Tor browser, type the .onion address into its address bar. For example, to access Facebook’s hidden service, you’d enter the following address:

Or, to access the DuckDuckGo search engine’s hidden service, you’d enter:

While using the Tor browser, you can click links to .onion addresses and they’ll load normally. But they’ll only work in the Tor browser, while connected to Tor.

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Don’t Access .onion Sites Through Proxies Like Tor2Web

You can also access .onion sites without running Tor through proxies that connect to Tor for you. The proxy connects to Tor for you and then forwards you the traffic over the regular Internet.

This, however, is a very bad idea! You’re losing the anonymity you normally have when you connect to a .onion site through the Tor browser. That’s the whole point of a .onion address, after all. The website you access maintains its anonymity, but someone monitoring your connection can see which website you’re connecting to. The service provider can also see what you’re connecting to and snoop on any passwords and other private information you provide over the connection.

Tor2web functions in this way, but you shouldn’t use it. For example, if you attempt to connect to Facebook’s hidden service using Tor2web, Facebook blocks the connection and tells you it’s a bad idea.

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Looking for lists of .onion sites? Search the web for lists of .onion sites and you’ll find some places to start. Many of the directories of .onion sites are themselves stored on .onion sites, though, which you can only access through Tor.

Again, beware: Lots of .onion sites contain very nasty things, and many of them are likely scams. We recommend staying away from them, if possible. This trick is best used when you want to browse to a specific .onion site.

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BrowserCam presents Orbot for PC (laptop) download for free. Learn to download and also Install Orbot on PC (Windows) that is certainly launched by The Tor Project. combined with wonderful features. You possibly will find couple of required guidelines below that you have to implement just before you start to download Orbot PC.

The Internet is insecure these days with thousands of fake apps and games that are developed to just scrape your personal information. To avoid leaking your personal data and use the internet securely, you need to use a proxy app that solves all such problems within a matter of seconds.

Orbot: Tor for Android is one such app that can secure your device with a free proxy. It works on Tor software which is considered to be a highly secured platform which is known to keep your personal information confidential.

Unlike other proxy apps, Orbot works in a different way. Of course, you can customize the options to enhance the security on your device.

By enabling bridges option on the home screen of Orbot app, you can select the bridge type to secure your device. You can connect your device directly to Tor which is a recommended option or connect through community servers or through cloud servers. And if nothing works, you can request new bridges too within the Orbot app.

It’s recommended to keep the location to Global (Auto) so that the app decides which location is the best to safeguard your device. If you select a single location all the time, it might be easy to track the device sometimes. So ensure that the Global option is always on. And of course, VPN must be enabled too to let the app work perfectly. When you select the Global option, it changes your location often to safeguard your Android smartphone or tablet.

One can easily select the desired apps to enable VPN mode. Simply select the apps on your device which you want to use with VPN and viola! It’s all safer and secure than never before! Few apps may not work properly with VPN due to security issues. You can ignore such apps and disable VPN as they might be already having a good firewall security.

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The Tor Project has released Tor Browser 11.0 with a new user interface design and the removal of support for V2 onion services.

The Tor Browser is a customized version of Firefox ESR that allows users to browse the web anonymously and access special .onion domains only accessible via Tor.

You can download the Tor Browser from the Tor Project site, and if you are an existing user, you can upgrade to the latest version by going to the Tor Menu > Help > About Tor Browser.

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Tor Browser 11.0

What’s new in Tor 11

Tor Browser 11 uses Firefox ESR 91, which brings an updated user interface containing new icons, a new toolbar, streamlined menus, dialogs, and an updated tabs interface.

New Tor 11 icons
Source: Tor Project

However, the most significant change is the deprecation of V2 onion services, meaning TOR URLs using short 16 character hostnames domains are no longer supported.

When attempting to open a V2 onion service, Tor Browser will show users an “Invalid Onionsite Address” with an error code of 0xF6.

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V2 Onion services are no longer supported

“Last year we announced that v2 onion services would be deprecated in late 2021, and since its 10.5 release Tor Browser has been busy warning users who visit v2 onion sites of their upcoming retirement,” the Tor Project explained in the Tor Browser 11 release notes.

“At long last, that day has finally come. Since updating to Tor 0.4.6.8 v2 onion services are no longer reachable in Tor Browser, and users will receive an “Invalid Onion Site Address” error instead.”

With this change, Tor sites using V2 onion services will no longer be reachable, but admins can upgrade to a V3 onion service by adding the following lines to the torrc file.

As with all releases, there are always known issues and bugs that users need to be aware.

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Russia blocks access to Tor browser website

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The Tor Project website has been blocked in Russia. Image by The Tor Project, CC BY 3.0 US.

Russian authorities blocked access to the Tor browser website, torproject.org, on Wednesday, 8 December, according to reports from Tor developers and users. The official block follows earlier reports this week of Russian internet service providers blocking access to the service, with some Russian users unable to access the Tor Project website since 1 December.

Initially a research project funded by the U.S. Navy, Tor is now run by a nonprofit group based in Seattle, WA. Tor (an acronym for “The Onion Browser”) provides software that allows users to browse the internet anonymously and circumvent locally imposed internet blocks and restrictions. The Tor browser anonymizes internet traffic by sending it through a unique configuration of nodes known as an onion routing system.

An estimated 300,000 Russian netizens use Tor's services daily, accounting for about 15% of all Tor users. Russia has the second largest number of Tor users globally.

Russian state internet regulator Roskomnadzor said it included the Tor browser website in its registry of banned websites because it had allegedly posted “information that ensures the operation of tools that provide access to illegal content.” According to digital rights group Roskomsvoboda, the pretext for the blocking is a 2017 decision by a Saratov district court cited in Roskomnadzor's database (though the court did not decree for the website to be blocked). It is also unclear why a court decree from 2017 is only being acted on in 2021.

The Tor Project has announced that users in Russia can still use Tor services by visiting the website mirror hosted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It also called on Russian users to monitor the blocking of their services and appealed to digital rights groups to put pressure on the Russian authorities to stop censoring Tor.

If you live in Russia… help detect internet censorship with @OpenObservatory probes. https://t.co/NolwkBP1hx

If you work for an international digital rights or human rights org… apply pressure to the Russian government to immediately reverse this censorship.

— The Tor Project (@torproject) December 7, 2021

The blocking of Tor's website comes amid a renewed crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs) and other online anonymity tools in Russia, which authorities say potentially allow access to illegal online content in violation of Russian legislation. In September 2021, on the eve of the parliamentary elections, Russia blocked six major VPN providers and issued a warning to Western companies behind tools such as CDN- and DNS-services that allow users to bypass Russian state censorship.

The push for greater online censorship is part of the country's “sovereign internet” strategy which seeks to cement centralised state control over internet infrastructure and online spaces. The “sovereignty” measures have enabled a more centralised approach to online filtering and blocking, with internet service providers now obligated to install new hardware referred to as “technical means of countering threats” in the legislation.

This equipment is controlled centrally by Roskomnadzor and other state bodies and allows for unaccountable centralised blocking of websites which is harder to track and record. The hardware has already enabled throttling of platforms such as Twitter, as well as blanket blocking of opposition voting websites and apps earlier this year.

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The Tor browser, arguably the best privacy-protective internet browser available for most people, is running low on bridge servers. The decline in servers affects the browser’s ability to combat censorship and provide a gateway to the open internet in places where governments and other entities tightly control access to information.

In a blog update published this week, the nonprofit Tor Project, the organisation that maintains and develops the Tor software, said it currently had approximately 1,200 bridge servers, or bridges, of which 900 support the obfs4 obfuscation protocol. Bridges are private servers that provide access to users living in places where the Tor network is blocked. Tor provides users with anonymity by relaying connections to a server multiple times and, in some cases, through multiple countries.

Nonetheless, it should be noted that Tor isn’t just used by people who can’t access the internet in their country. It’s also used by people who want to hide their IP address or who don’t want their browsing activities tracked.

The Tor Project said the number of bridges, which are run by volunteers, has been decreasing since the beginning of the year.

“It’s not enough to have many bridges: eventually, all of them could find themselves in block lists,” the nonprofit said in its blog post. “We therefore need a constant trickle of new bridges that aren’t blocked anywhere yet.”

According to the Tor Project’s metrics, since mid-August to now, the top 5 countries with users connecting via bridges include (in order of users) Russia, with an average of 12,480 daily users; the U.S., with an average of 10,726 daily users; Iran, with an average of 3,738 daily users; Germany, with an average of 2,322 users; and Belarus, with an average of 1,453 users.

To address the decline in bridge servers, the Tor Project is launching a campaign to bring 200 obfs4 bridges online by the end of the year. It has rolled out modest “reward kits,” which consist of Tor hoodies0 T-shirts, and stickers, for volunteers that run bridge servers for at least a year. (Remember, this is a nonprofit). The project’s campaign will end on Jan. 7, 2022.

How to record a zoom meeting

Zoom is a video conferencing web-based tool. It is available for both mobile and desktop users and allows users to communicate online with or without a video camera. Zoom users can share another screen while using Zoom’s quality audio, video, and wireless screen sharing features. While using Zoom for video chatting or online class, you can record a Zoom meeting and watch it later on your PC or smartphone. Zoom has no feature to watch or replay a meeting after it is over, instead it allows you to record if permitted by the host.

How to record a zoom meeting

Comparison of Bandicam and Zoom recording function

BANDICAM ZOOM
Recording privileges Both host and participants Only host
Hardware Acceleration O X
Real time Drawing O O
Conversion process after recording X O
  • Bandicam allows you to record your screen while the Zoom meeting is going on with or without the host’s permission.
  • Bandicam optimizes recording performance by using a hardware-accelerated H.264 encoder(NVIDIA, Intel, AMD). (Zoom’s own recording function doesn’t support hardware acceleration.)
  • You can use Bandicam’s real-time drawing function or add a mouse cursor effect.
  • Bandicam allows you to check the recorded files without the conversion process. (On the other hand, when recording with Zoom, you have to go through the conversion process, which may cause quality loss or consume additional time.)

How To Record a Zoom Meeting without host permission

Bandicam settings for Zoom recording

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  • To record both computer sound and your voice, select “(Default Output Device)” for the Speakers and “Your microphone device” for the Microphone.
  • If you want to record computer sound without your voice, please choose “(Default Output Device)” for the Speakers and “Disable” for the Microphone.

Windows settings for Zoom recording

Please check “Do nothing” under the [Communications] tab in Windows.

How to record a zoom meeting

Start Zoom and choose the recording mode in Bandicam

  • Select “Rectangle on a screen mode” or “Fullscreen mode” in Bandicam,
    and then click the ‘ REC‘ button or press the hotkey (F12) to start/stop the recording.

Access your recorded video

Go to “Home” then “Video” to see your recorded footage.

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FAQ) I cannot record Zoom sound – Bandicam and Zoom audio settings

If you select the same ‘Speaker Device’ and ‘Microphone Device’ in Bandicam and Zoom settings, you can record Zoom sounds.

How to record a zoom meeting

How to record a zoom meeting

* Related FAQs

Essential Tip for Zoom recording

1. How To Record Zoom With Audio

Bandicam, by default, records your video with its audio.
Nevertheless, if you can’t hear the audio, you have to check the sound settings of both Bandicam and your computer. Please refer to How to record computer sound to solve the issue.

2. How to Draw on Your PC Screen

You can simultaneously draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording in ‘Screen Recording’ mode.

3. How to Add Mouse cursor effects

You can add mouse cursor, mouse click effect, mouse highlight effect and mouse click sounds to the video that will be recorded.

How to record a zoom meeting

Zoom is one of the most popular remote collaboration platforms that is being used by a lot of companies and institutions to collaborate with their employees remotely. It is also being used by a lot of educational institutions to conduct classes remotely which is helping students keep up with their classes.

If you are a teacher or trainer that conducts classes and webinars online, then you might have considered recording your lessons and sessions so that they can be easily broadcast to your class or meeting attendees.

If you are looking for a way to pre-record your meeting/class to be later broadcast on Zoom then you have landed at the perfect webpage.

Let’s take a look at how you can pre-record a video for your class or colleagues and then broadcast it over Zoom.

  • Why pre-record a Zoom meeting?
  • How to record a video for a pre-record Zoom meeting?
  • How to record a Zoom meeting itself?
  • How to share your recorded video in a Zoom meeting?
  • How to share your pre-recorded Zoom meeting?

Why pre-record a Zoom meeting?

Pre-recording your Zoom meetings has many significant advantages. You can manage your time efficiently as you can do any other important work while the recorded presentation or lecture is being given via a pre-recorded video. You can prepare the meeting in advance, at the time you are free.

You can save your time which you can use to prepare for other lectures and meetings. It’s particularly helpful if you know you won’t need to answer any questions during the meeting, meaning it’s a one-way meeting only in-effect.

This will also help you save data too as you can use the same video again anytime you want. You can also share the video for the meeting via other channels so that they can easily refer to the subject material again in the future if needed.

How to record a video for a pre-record Zoom meeting?

Recording a meeting for your Zoom collaboration is a fairly simple process as long as you have a web camera and a microphone. Simply launch your favorite camera (or an app on your phone) and make the arrangement and start recording your session.

You can even add cuts in between if you wish to show external aids or if you end up making mistakes during your session.

On the other hand, you can also record everything in one go and edit out all your mistakes after your video has been recorded. Once recorded, simply use your favorite video editor to snip out all the parts of the clip that you want to remove from your recording.

Once you have recorded and edited your video, it’s ready to be shared on a Zoom meeting.

How to record a Zoom meeting itself?

You can also record a Zoom meeting which you can then later share to your group or class. Simply start a Zoom meeting with only you as the sole participant.

Complete your session and end the recording which should show up in your selected save location (it’s saved in the Zoom folder inside the Documents folder). In case you opted to record the meeting in the cloud, you will find it under the Recordings tab in your web client (here).

In case you decided to save it to a location on your local storage then it will be immediately available in your selected location. You can then even edit the recording if you wish to remove certain parts from it to make it easy to comprehend.

One advantage of recording a Zoom meeting instead of a video is that it will give you the ability to record your whiteboard notes as well as other screen share applications which will help you explain the concept much better to your class or colleagues.

How to share your recorded video in a Zoom meeting?

Sharing a recorded video to an ongoing Zoom meeting is a fairly simple process. Simply play the video using your desired video player and share this window in your ongoing Zoom meeting using the ‘Screen Share’ option. Be sure to enable the ‘Share computer sound’ checkbox in the bottom left corner.

How to record a zoom meeting

Your colleagues and class will then be able to view the video and attend the lecture/session recorded by you without any unwanted interruptions.

This will also allow you to end the video in the desired time format and then take any questions or doubts after the video has been finished. This should, in turn, make the process more streamlined and efficient for both you and your meeting attendees.

How to share your pre-recorded Zoom meeting?

If you have recorded the Zoom meeting over the cloud then you can simply share the cloud recording with your fellow meeting attendees which will give them the ability to watch your session at their own pace.

This will allow you to answer their questions and queries in real-time which should help make your overall Zoom meeting efficient and beneficial for all the parties involved.

If you have recorded the Zoom meeting to your local storage, then you can simply play it using a video player on your PC or Mac and then ‘screen share‘ the player to your on-going Zoom meeting.

This will allow all the attendees to view the video in real-time along with you. For questions and doubts, you can hold a small conference at the end and address all the issues faced by your meeting attendees.

We hope this article easily helped you understand the benefits of pre-recording your Zoom meetings and use it to your advantage during the next Zoom session. If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.

Recording a meeting on Zoom? You've come to the right place!

In this post, we offer a step by step guide to setting up your next Zoom recording and achieving the best results possible. It's an easy process, but there are limitations to recording resolution that you should keep in mind.

Next, we'll give you some easy tips to improve the look and sound of your next video call.

After that, we review our favorite gear for your teleconferencing setup.

Let's dive right in:

Setting up and Recording Your Next Zoom Call

Step 1: Dial in the Recording Settings

Once you've downloaded the latest version of Zoom , select Preferences in the Zoom.us menu. Next, navigate to the Recording tab.

Use the Store my recordings at dropdown menu to select a destination for your finished files. We've chosen one of our external Filmkraft drives:

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Next, make sure to check Record a separate audio file for each participant. This might be one of the best features that Zoom offers for video editing because it will allow you to work with separate audio tracks in post.

Lastly, click Optimize for 3rd party video editor.

Step 2: Check out the Video Settings

There are two settings in the Video Tab that might be of interest to anybody who will be filmed in the recording.

First, there's the Touch up my appearance option. This will put a slight blur on the image to smooth out skin tones. If you have time to do this in post, we recommend leaving this off.

Second, be sure to enable HD. In theory, checking this option would allow you to broadcast a 720p video. However, when we tried recording the video stream with this option both activated and deactivated, we saw very little difference. We still think it's a good idea to enable HD, but the video recording quality might not improve much because of it.

Let us know in the comments below if enable HD helped you achieve better recording quality.

Step 3: Audio

As of September 2020, Zoom has introduced a new High Fidelity Professional Audio option. Selecting this setting disables several features such as echo-cancellation and post processing, and raises the codec specs to 48Khz, 96Kbps mono/192kbps stereo!

One drawback is that this feature requires a very fast internet connection, so Zoom recommends a hard ethernet connection rather than wifi.

To select this mode, head to the Audio Tab and navigate all the way down to click on Advanced.

Once you're there, check Show in-meeting option to "Enable Original Sound" from microphone and then High fidelity music mode.

If you are recording music performances or interviews and have the bandwidth, we recommend that you check out this impressive feature.

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Step 4: Recording Basics

Starting a recording on Zoom is very easy. To begin, just click on the Record button in the menu bar.

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IMPORTANT: If you are conducting an interview with somebody and would like to only record their video stream you must pin their video. Otherwise the video will cut back to you every time you speak or make a noise.

Remember, the finished package of audio and video files will only be generated after you leave the Zoom meeting.

Zoom Meeting Recording Quality

The footage you can expect when recording in this way will have the following specs:

Video format: .mp4

Frame rate: 25fps, the European PAL standard

Resolution: According to Zoom you should get 720P with a Free or Pro Account, and 1080P with Business or Enterprise. However, we were only able to record 1280 x 720 resolution on several occasions with our Pro account. The rest of the time our recordings were at 640 x 360 pixels, which is a big problem.

Audio: Recorded separately as .m4a files

We contacted Zoom about the resolution issue. They reminded us to set the application to full-screen mode and to make sure that the sender has a webcam and internet connection that was capable of sending 720P footage.

We followed these steps, but the result was still only 640×360. That's a bummer, but if you have a short timeframe to film a meeting or interview at a distance, Zoom will nonetheless get the job done.

Once you have joined your meeting, on the menu bar , click on record . It will then indicate that you are recording with a Stop recording button in the upper left corner of your screen . If you want to stop or pause your recording, click on this button.

Once your meeting has finished, and you have stopped recording, it will automatically start rendering. Once complete, the file is saved to a folder called Zoom under My Documents . You will need to ensure that you then save this folder to a USB or a networked drive, particularly if you are in a lecture theatre or on a student computer. If you do not save this, and the computer shuts down, you will be unable to retrieve your file.

If you have recorded the meeting on your own computer, you can keep it in the C:Drive and access the recording through the Zoom app on your desktop.

To find out more about retrieving your CLOUD recording, see this document

To find out more about retrieving your LOCAL recording, see this document

To listen to your recording through the app:

  1. Open the app
  2. Click on Meetings
  3. Click on the Recorded tab
  4. Your list of recorded meetings will display
  5. From the app you can listen directly to the recording, listen to just the audio, or open the recording to the file location.

To see more information, go to the Zoom website or alternatively see this document

If you have recorded your meeting to the cloud, more information about Cloud recording can be found here

Our University paid version of ZOOM allows you to record your computer screen and voice to create a video that you can share with others via Canvas or a private web link. In this tutorial, we will illustrate how to use the ZOOM Cloud Recording option to record a presentation and share the video with someone.

Download and Login Instructions

Go to http://udenver.zoom.us and click the “Download ZOOM” option.

How to record a zoom meeting Click Download ZOOM option.

After clicking the Download ZOOM option, you will be taken to the software download page.

Click the Download button for the ZOOM Client for Meeting. Run the installation. (You will only need to do this once.) How to record a zoom meetingSelect the “Sign In with SSO” option, this will allow you to use the fully functional paid university version of ZOOM.

Sign In with SSO – Company domain

Type in udenver in the box. How to record a zoom meeting A new window will open in your browser. Type in your DU email and password and click “Login.”

ZOOM Recording Instructions

Click “New Meeting.” This will open a new window and start your webcam video.

How to record a zoom meetingClick “New Meeting”. If you only want to record your screen without your computer webcam, select the dropdown arrow next to “New Meeting” and uncheck the “Start with video” box. You can switch back and forth if you want during your presentation. How to record a zoom meeting

How to record a zoom meeting Click the Record button and select “Record to Cloud” option; you are now recording. If you wish to post your video on YouTube, Vimeo or some other video sharing website, click “Record on this computer“, ZOOM will make a mp4 file after you end your ZOOM meeting.

To record your computer screen, click the “Share Screen” icon in the middle of the Zoom window. Select your main screen to record and press the “Share Screen” button.

How to record a zoom meeting

End Your Recording

To end the recording, press the “More” menu option and select “End Meeting“. Press the “End Meeting for All” button. This will end your meeting and start the upload process, so stay connected to the Internet.

How to record a zoom meeting

Share Your Presentation

If you selected “Record to Cloud“, after your pressed the End Meeting button, your recording will automatically will be uploaded into the ZOOM Cloud server. You should get an email sent to your University email after 20-30 minutes.

If you selected “Record to this Computer“, after your pressed the End Meeting button, your recording will be saved on your computer. ZOOM recordings are saved in a folder called ZOOM within your documents folder. You can upload this mp4 file to YouTube, Vimeo or some other video sharing website.

Email Message from ZOOM Cloud Recording

How to record a zoom meeting Check your email from ZOOM. Once you receive your email from ZOOM, you will seen the links that allow you to manage and share your video recording. Email your sharable web link to anyone or add the link to your Canvas course.

Transcribe your Zoom meetings in 60+ languages. Upload unlimited audio or video, and convert it into text seamlessly.

Supported Languages

Below is the list of popular languages we support for transcription.

How to record a zoom meeting

How to transcribe a Zoom meeting?

1. Start the Zoom Meeting.

Start as a host and click on the Record button.

2. Connect to your Zoom account.

Select “Zoom” in the uploader and you will be redirected to Zoom for authentication.

3. Upload your Zoom recording.

After connecting to Zoom, select the Zoom recording that you want to transcribe. Audio and video files will be saved as MP4 files whereas audio-only files will be saved as M4A.

4. Select the language of your Zoom meeting.

We support more than 120 languages, dialects, and accents.

5. Choose “Machine generated” or “Human made”.

Our automatic transcription software is lightning fast and 85% accurate. With our human service, your transcript will be transcribed and proofread by an expert and native speaker and delivered with 99% accuracy.

6. Receive your transcript.

Our automatic transcription software can transcribe your Zoom meeting in just a few minutes (depending on the length of your file). If you select our human service, your transcript will be ready within 24 hours.

7. Click on “Export” and choose your preferred file format.

You can export to TXT, DOCX, PDF, HTML, and many more. It’s that easy to have your Zoom meetings transcribed!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform.

Can I transcribe a Zoom meeting?

Yes, you can! With Happy Scribe, you can extract the speech from your Zoom meetings or conferences and convert them into text.

Do you offer a human transcription service for Zoom meetings?

At Happy Scribe, you can choose between human or automatic transcription. Our human transcription service will get your Zoom meeting recording transcribed in less than 24 hours with 99% accuracy. If you need to get your files faster, you can always rely in our automatic transcription software.

Depending on whether you have chosen to record to the Zoom Cloud or to your local device, there are different steps to take to download your recording.

Please note: We recommend recording meetings to the Zoom cloud. If you record to the Zoom cloud, then your meeting recording will automatically be added to your Kaltura My Media page for easy sharing and storage beyond the 120-day storage limit in the Zoom cloud. You can still download your meeting recordings from the Zoom cloud, but having them in your Kaltura account offers more convenience.

Downloading a Zoom meeting recording that was recorded to the Zoom cloud

  1. Click into your Canvas course where the meeting was scheduled and held.
  2. Select Zoom on the course navigation menu.
  3. Select the Cloud Recordings tab.
  4. Click on the title of the recording you want to download.
  5. Click the Download link just below your cloud recording.

Downloading a Zoom meeting recording when recording to your local computer

Please note: these directions are for meetings where you have opted to record to your local computer. We are now recommending recording meetings to the Zoom cloud. If you record to the Zoom cloud, then your meeting recording will automatically be added to your Kaltura My Media page for easy sharing and storage beyond the 120-day storage limit in the Zoom cloud. You can still download your meeting recordings from the Zoom cloud, but having them in your Kaltura account offers more convenience.

  1. After you have ended your Zoom meeting, you will see a dialog box appear briefly that states "you have a recording that needs to be converted before it can be viewed." This dialog box will disappear once that conversion has completed.
  2. Another "browse" dialog box will appear. Select the folder where you want your meeting to be saved and then click Ok.
    How to record a zoom meeting
    You may also see a Zoom window prompting you to log in. This window can be ignored and closed out because it will have no impact on your ability to save your Zoom recording.
  3. To retrieve your meeting recording, open File Explorer (Windows users) or Finder (Mac users) and navigate to the folder that you chose to house your Zoom recordings.
  4. Your recordings will be organized into sub-folders by meeting date and name. When you click into the specific sub-folder for your meeting recording you will see several files listed. Zoom saves a separate file for each meeting component that you use – audio only, meeting chat, whiteboard, etc. The video of your meeting will include all parts of the meeting and will always be titled "zoom_0.mp4":

    You can rename this file to something that makes more sense for you if you would like. See Zoom's Recording Formats resource for more information on how your recording files are created.

  5. If you would like, you can now upload this video recording of your Zoom meeting into Kaltura to share with your students.

Zoom has a built-in screen recording tool which, if allowed by the meeting host, allows anyone to record a Zoom meeting. Zoom meeting can be recorded locally by free users, and recorded in the cloud by premium users. A recording captures everything however it may be overkill at times when a simple screenshot will do the job just as well.

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Zoom meeting screenshot

Taking a screenshot in a Zoom meeting is easy since most desktop operating systems come with a built-in tool for taking a screenshot. The tool works universally i.e., it can capture all apps unless they have specifically restricted screenshots (Netflix).

Zoom also has a tool for taking screenshots and it’s up to users to choose whether they want to use the stock screenshot tool on their OS, or if they want to use the Zoom screenshot tool.

Zoom meeting screenshot – Stock tool

If you want to use the stock screenshot tool on your desktop OS to take a screenshot during a Zoom meeting, you only need to know the correct keyboard combination to use.

Windows 10

  • On Windows 10, you can take a screenshot with the Win+PrntScrn keyboard shortcut. The shortcuts are saved to the Screenshots folder in your Pictures library.

macOS

macOS has lets users take screenshots of the entire screen, a window, or an area of the screen. The screenshots are saved to the Pictures folder.

  • To take a full-screen screenshot, tap the Command+Shift+3 keyboard shortcut.
  • To take a screenshot of the active window, tap the Command+Shift+4 keyboard shortcut. When the cursor changes to a crosshair, tap the Space bar.Click on the window you want to capture.

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Zoom meeting screenshot – Zoom’s native tool

Zoom has its own screenshot tool but it isn’t enabled by default. To enable it, follow these steps. They apply to both the Windows 10 and the macOS app.

  1. Open the Zoom app.
  2. On the Home tab, click the cog wheel button under your profile picture.
  3. Go to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
  4. Expand Chat.
  5. Enable the Screenshot shortcut.
  6. On macOS, you will need to grant Zoom additional permissions before you can take screenshots.
  7. Once enabled, use the Command+T keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot on macOS.
  8. Use the Ctrl+T keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot on Windows 10.

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Conclusion

The Ctrl+T or the Command+T keyboard shortcut is taken over by Zoom and you cannot use it in other apps if Zoom is running. This can be a problem since this same shortcut is used in browsers to open a new tab. The good news is, if you click the shortcut in Zoom’s settings, you can set a different/custom shortcut that doesn’t interfere with other apps.

Want to record Microsoft Teams meetings, classes, or group calls without other attendees knowing? Is it possible to record a Microsoft Teams meeting without a notification?

Recording is a quite useful way to save the valuable content of a meeting for reviewing later. If you often rely on Microsoft Teams to attend work events, online courses, or seminars, you can choose to record Teams meeting for saving useful information.

How to record a zoom meeting

Microsoft Teams allows you to directly record a meeting on its platform, either for reviewing it later or sharing it with someone else who couldn’t attend. But you should know that, as soon as you start the meeting recording in Microsoft Teams, every participant in this meeting will receive a notification that the recording has started.

What if you want to record a Teams meeting without others knowing? Here are 2 effective way to record Microsoft Teams meetings, classes, group calls, and more with or without notification.

Part 1. Default Way to Record a Meeting in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams service is designed with many features including the ability to record. It enables you to easily capture meeting, class, session video call, and more happened on its platform.

But as it mentioned above, when you perform a meeting recording in Microsoft Teams, everyone in the meeting will receive a notification which contains a link to Microsoft’s privacy policy and other information. Now you can take the following guide to record your Teams meeting.

Step 1 When you join a meeting in Microsoft Teams, go to the meeting controls. To record a Teams meeting, you can choose the More options (3 dots) button and then select the Start recording option. Now the meeting recording will begin and everyone in the meeting will be notified that you are recording the meeting.

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Step 2 When the meeting is over, you can click the More Options button again and choose the Stop recording option. The captured meeting file will be processed and saved to the cloud, Microsoft Stream . Both you and other participants can check and play it there immediately.

You should know that; you are not allowed to make several recordings of the same meeting at the same time. Once one participant starts the Microsoft Stream recording, you can’t capture the meeting again. You can go to the cloud when the recording is done.

Part 2. How to Microsoft Teams Meeting Without Anyone Else Knowing

If you want to record the meeting in Microsoft Teams secretly and without anyone else knowing, you can’t use the method above. Here you can turn to the professional meeting recording software, Screen Recorder. It has the capability to record any online meetings including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Livestorm, Skype and more with high quality.

Screen Recorder is the best Microsoft Teams meeting recorder which can record any meetings, classes, group calls, etc. on Microsoft Teams with high image and sound quality.

  • 1. Record Teams meeting even up to 4K with entire screen or selected area.
  • 2. Capture sound from system audio, microphone and record your face from webcam.
  • 3. Advanced accelerate technology and powerful editing features.

Step 1 First, you need to double click on the download button above and then follow the instructions to free install and launch this Teams meeting recorder on your computer. It allows you to record a Microsoft Teams meeting on both Windows PC and Mac.

Step 2 When you enter this meeting recorder, you can choose the Video Recorder feature to record a meeting in Microsoft Teams with ease.

How to record a zoom meeting

Step 3 Before you start the Teams meeting recording, you should custom various video and audio recording settings. During this step, you are allowed to adjust the screen recording region and audio capturing source based on your need. Moreover, you can capture your own face through the Webcam .

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Step 4 When you want to record a meeting in Microsoft Teams, you can simply click on the REC button. To stop the process, just click the Stop button.

Step 5 After the Teams meeting recording, you will be taken to the preview window to view the captured video and edit it. If you are satisfied with the result, you can click the Save button to save it on your computer. The recording file will be saved in MP4 format by default. You can also go to the Preferences window to change the output format.

Part 3. FAQs of Microsoft Teams Record Meeting

Question 1. How to Start a meeting in Microsoft Teams?

When you want to make a Teams meeting, you can open the Microsoft Teams app and go to the Teams option. You can select your preferred channel you want to meet in. Then choose the Meet (camera icon) under the Posts tab. Now you can select the Meet now from the drop-down list and begin the Teams meeting.

Question 2. Where to find the Teams recording?

After the recording in Microsoft Teams, you will receive an email from Microsoft Stream to directly access your recording file. Also, the captured Teams meeting video will show up in the meeting chat or channel.

Question 3. How to manage the Teams recording file?

You can easily access the meeting recordings in Microsoft Teams. When you locate the recording file, you can click on the More options icon to open a drop-down menu. You are allowed to play, replace, delete, clip and share it with ease.

Conclusion

We have mainly talked about the Microsoft Teams record meeting in this post. Whether you want to record a Teams meeting with or without anyone else knowing, you can find a suitable way to do that. If you still have any questions about the Microsoft Teams recording, you can leave us a message in the comment.

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Many online conference services have come up as working remotely becomes a new normal. The Microsoft Teams is a video conference app for professionals to ensure smooth functioning of their work-from-home situations. It lets you conduct online meetings, classes, seminars, video calls and more easily. However, not many users know that it is also possible to record meetings in Microsoft Teams. This guide will show you the built-in recording function and more ways to record Microsoft Teams.

Part 1: The Built-in Method to Record Microsoft Teams Meeting

Microsoft Teams provides the recording feature, but it is only available to meeting organizer or persons from the same organization. Moreover, it only allows you to record up to four hours.

Step 1 : Create a meeting in Microsoft Teams. To record the meeting, go to the meeting controls. Click More options with a three-dot icon and choose Start recording .

How to record a zoom meeting

Step 2 : Now, everyone in the meeting is notified that recording has started.

Step 3 : When you want to stop the recording, go to the meeting control bar. Click More options and choose Stop recording .

How to record a zoom meeting

Step 4 : It may take a while to process the recording. Then you will get the notification email from Microsoft Stream. By default, the meeting recording is stored on Microsoft Stream. You will get a link to the recording, which is available for seven days.

Part 2: Best Ways to Record Microsoft Teams Meeting

Obviously, the built-in recording feature in Microsoft Teams is not available to every participant. Moreover, it has the length limit. Therefore, you may need more options to record Microsoft Teams cloud meetings secretly.

Option 1: Best Microsoft Teams Recorder on Desktop

Vidmore Screen Recorder is a powerful screen recorder available to all cloud meeting services including Microsoft Teams. It is able to save your meetings in high quality videos without notifying other members.

Main Features of Beast Microsoft Teams Recorder

  1. Record meetings in Microsoft Teams on PC and Mac.
  2. Support webcam and microphone capture while recording.
  3. Produce high quality recordings automatically.

In brief, it is the best option to record a meeting in Microsoft Teams on PC and Mac.

How to Record a Meeting in Microsoft Teams

Step 1 : Set up meeting recorder

There are two versions of the best meeting recorder, one for PC and the other for Mac. Install the right version to your machine and launch it. Choose Video Recorder to open the main interface.

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Step 2 : Record a Microsoft Teams meeting

Open Microsoft Teams app and switch to the meeting recorder. Toggle on DISPLAY , choose Custom and Select region/window , and click on the app to set the recording region. Turn on System Sound as well. Webcam and Microphone are used to capture your face and voice. You can decide whether to turn them on or off based on your situation. When the meeting starts, click REC to begin recording it.

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Tip : If you wish to record a meeting automatically, click Take Schedule and set it up. Then the meeting recorder will work spontaneously.

Step 3 : Preview and save recording

Whenever you want to stop Microsoft Teams meeting record, click the Stop button. Then you will be taken to the preview window. Play the meeting record with the built-in media player and click Save button if you are satisfied. The Clip tool is available to cut unwanted frames from the video.

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Option 2: The Easiest Online Microsoft Teams Recorder

Sometimes, it is not convenient to install meeting recorder software. Vidmore Free Online Screen Recorder is the best option to record a meeting in Microsoft Teams.

Key Features of the Easiest Microsoft Teams Recorder Online

  1. Record a cloud meeting online.
  2. Free of charge with no ads or watermark.
  3. No recording length limit.

How to Record a Meeting in Microsoft Teams Online

Step 1 : When you intend to record a Microsoft Teams meeting, open a browser and visit https://www.vidmore.com/free-online-screen-recorder/. Press the Launch Free Recorder button and download the launcher. The online meeting recorder app is available no matter you are the host or participant.

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Step 2 : Click the Display icon and choose a proper recording area size. If you want to add your reactions to the recording, turn on Webcam ; otherwise, disable it. Next, choose the audio source, such as System audio and Microphone .

Step 3 : Click the REC button on the launcher once the meeting initiates. Wait for the meeting to finish, and click the Stop button. Then download the recording to your hard drive.

Part 3: FAQs about Microsoft Teams Record Meeting

How do I find recorded meetings in Microsoft Teams?

After recording a meeting in Microsoft Teams, it will be saved to Microsoft Stream. Go to the Chat tab on the left side bar in Microsoft Teams, and you can see all recorded meetings. If you want to download a recording, sign in Microsoft Stream, find it, and select download original video on the portal.

Does Microsoft Teams automatically record meetings?

You can only manually record meetings in Microsoft Teams without third-party tools. If you are afraid of forgetting it, look for a third-party meeting recorder, such as Vidmore Screen Recorder, and take a schedule. Then it will record your meetings automatically.

Are Microsoft Teams free?

The Microsoft Teams provides a free version. You can get unlimited chats, audio and video calls, 10GB file storage for entire team and 2GB personal storage for each member. However, it is only available to account without a paid commercial Office 365 subscription. If you need the full version and more storage, you can subscribe it from $5 per month.

Conclusion

This guide has told you three ways to record a meeting in Microsoft Teams. Sometimes, you have to save important meetings. The built-in record feature is available to the host. If you are a participant, Vidmore Screen Recorder is a good option to record Teams meeting. It is not only easy to use, but also able to record meetings secretly. More questions? Please feel free to leave your message below this post.

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Microsoft Teams continue to drive a record number of users to the platform. With many companies delaying office returns for the employees, we won’t be surprised to yet another record quarter for Microsoft Teams. A useful feature of Microsoft Teams is the ability to record the whole conversation during the meeting to view it later. Here’s how you can record and edit Microsoft Teams’ meetings.

Record Microsoft Teams Meeting

Before you go ahead and record a Microsoft Teams meeting, you need to understand the criteria to enable the function in the app.

  • You need to be meeting organizer to record Microsoft Teams meeting. license is a must-have.
  • Recording option needs to enable by IT administrator.
  • Guests and attendees from other organizations can’t record Microsoft Teams meeting.

Record Microsoft Teams Meeting on Windows and Mac

Microsoft uses an identical UI on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The steps to record a Teams meeting are the same on both apps. For reference, we will use screenshots from the Microsoft Teams Windows app.

Make sure you follow the criteria above otherwise, you won’t be able to record the meeting.

1. Open Microsoft Teams on Windows and Mac.

2. Go to relevant Teams or Channel and click on the Video button at the top to compose a video call.

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3. Invite members and start a meeting. Whenever you feel you need to record some important point, click on the three-dot menu at the top.

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4. Click on Start recording and Microsoft Teams will start recording the video/voice call.

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As soon as you start recording, every participant will be notified about it. At any time, you can stop recording from the same.

Where Can I Find Microsoft Teams Recording

Microsoft Teams will upload all the recordings to the OneDrive account. You can see that from the chat or go to the OneDrive web to find the uploaded recording. You can also generate a shareable link or download the recording on your PC or Mac.

Record and Edit Microsoft Teams Meeting on Mac

Not everyone has a Microsoft 365 Enterprise account and sometimes you may want to record a Teams meeting without letting everyone know. Here is where a dedicated screen recorder comes in handy.

CleanShox X – Screen Recorder

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Mac offers a default screen recorder tool that you can use to record Microsoft Teams and even a Zoom recording. But it doesn’t record computer audio and only captures the device’s microphone. For a better experience, you can use a third-party app called CleanShot X.

ClearShot X is a one-time purchase at $29 and allows you to take pictures/videos with annotation tools and one can also create a gif from the recorded content.

Filmora – Video Editor

Some of the Microsoft Teams meetings can go on for long hours. As a result, you might end up with tens of gigs of recording footage from your preferred screen recorder tool.

Before you go ahead and share it, you can edit the video, remove troubling parts, add text where needed, and do a lot more with a dedicated video editor on Mac.

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Filmora is one of the best video editors for Mac. For Microsoft Teams videos, you can use the software’s audio ducking function that fades one audio track down under another.

It also comes with touch bar support on Mac, has M1 compatibility, and has hardware acceleration support. You won’t have a hard time exporting large video files on it.

What’s more? Users can also record a video with Filmora software and edit them with stickers, text styles, cropping tools, and more in the app. If you want to change the video background while keeping the Teams admin or director in focus, you can easily change it without any green-screen effect.

Get Filmora for Mac with a $51.99 a year subscription or $79.99 one-time purchase.

Record and Edit Microsoft Teams Meeting on Windows

Let’s talk about our preferred Windows screen recorder to record Microsoft Teams meetings.

ScreenRec – Screen Recorder

How to record a zoom meeting

For Windows, you can get Free Screen Recorder software from ScreenRec to record the on-display content with audio. The app stays on the right sidebar and allows you to record your voice with a webcam as well.

During the Microsoft Teams meeting, simply open the app and record the content on screen. After that, you can use annotation and generate a sharable link to send to co-workers.

Adobe Premiere Pro – Video Editor

Here’s our go-to video editor for Windows to edit Microsoft Teams videos on the computer.

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While Microsoft has purchased video editing software Clipchamp, the software giant has yet to integrate it with the Windows OS. For now, you can rely on Adobe Premiere Pro, which is a known name among professionals and syncs nicely with anyone living in the Adobe ecosystem.

The video editor comes with lots of animations, effects, cropping functions, and it has hundreds of guides available to edit your Teams video.

The yearly subscription is priced at $239.88. It’s also part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud package that’s priced at $52.99 per month.

Wrap Up: Record and Edit Microsoft Teams Meeting

The default recording tool in Microsoft Teams comes with too many limitations. Instead, you can use the suggested screen recorders to record every moment and then use a dedicated video editor like Filmora or Adobe Premier to make the necessary changes before sharing it with others.

How to block someone on instagram

How to block someone on instagram

By default, Discord allows people who you share a server with to send you private messages and ping you. You’ll also see all of their messages.

But if someone is really getting on your nerves, or you just don’t want to hear from them, you can block them.

Here’s everything that happens when you block someone, as well as a guide on how to block anyone on Discord.

You can block users using the desktop app for Mac and PC or the mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.

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How to block someone on Discord, and what happens when you do

First of all, to block someone:

If you’re using the desktop app for Mac or PC, just right-click someone’s name and select “Block” from the menu that appears. You’ll be asked to confirm that you want to block them, and once you do, their messages will disappear.

If you’re using the mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, tap the profile picture of the person you want to block, then the three dots in the top-right corner of the menu that opens. Tap “Block” when it appears.

When you block someone, a few things happen immediately:

  • If that person was on your Friends list, they’ll be removed.
  • If you share a server with this person, all their messages will be hidden.

You can still view someone’s messages once they’ve been hidden by clicking the “Show message” button on your desktop, or tapping the “Blocked Messages” tab in the mobile app.

That user will also no longer be able to send you alerts by “pinging” or @ mentioning your username in shared servers.

A blocked user will still be able to read your messages and see when you’re online.

When you block someone, that user won’t be sent any alert or notification that you did so. If they try to message you, they’ll receive a generic error message which suggests that they’re only accepting messages from Friends.

Instagram has a few features in place to allow people to choose who sees their content across the platform. Aside from making your account totally private so that potential followers need to request access, you can also block certain people from seeing your posts. If you’re wondering whether someone blocked you on Instagram, keep reading. Find out who has blocked you and what happens if you get blocked on Instagram.

How to tell if someone blocked you on Instagram

Fortunately, Instagram will not notify you if someone blocks you. Can you imagine how awkward that would be? If you suspect that someone may have blocked you on Instagram, perhaps because you’re no longer seeing their posts and Stories, you can do some sleuthing to find out.

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The first thing you should do is search for the profile that you think may have blocked you. If you can find their profile page and see their posts, then everything is in order and they haven’t blocked you. If the profile is set to private, instead of a grid of photos, you will see a message telling you This Account is Private. This does not mean you’ve been blocked.

If you can navigate to the person’s profile page, and it shows a number of posts at the top of the screen, but you can’t actually see any posts, then you’ll know you’ve been blocked. Where a grid of posts should be, you will see a message saying No Posts Yet.

How to block someone on instagram

How do you know if someone blocked you on Instagram or deleted their account?

You may think that someone has blocked you on Instagram, when really they’ve just deactivated or deleted their account. Is there a way to tell the difference? If the Instagram account you’re looking for has been deleted or deactivated, you won’t find it in search, and you also won’t be able to visit it even if you have the link.

If the username doesn’t show up in search, you visit the profile and it says No Posts Yet, and you can see that they have posts that aren’t showing up on the screen, then you’ve been blocked. Nothing left to do but return the favor and move on.

Who blocked me on Instagram? How to find every account that blocks you

There are ways to find out everyone who has blocked you on Instagram so you can either block them back, or just get really annoyed before going about your day. If you really want to know all of the accounts who have blocked you, you will have to use a third-party app to find out.

What apps show you who blocked you on Instagram? While there are several Instagram-related apps that offer the service, they are not approved by Instagram. Instagram does work with reputable third-party apps that act as schedulers, but none that allow you to easily find out the accounts that are blocking you.

If you’re still interested in finding all the accounts that have blocked you, here are some apps to try.

Blockers Spy for Instagram

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You can download Blockers Spy for free, but you will only get a brief free trial before they require $20 per month to use the app. The premium subscription will tell you who has blocked you and who isn’t following you back, as well as show deleted comments.

Followers Track for Instagram

The free version of the Followers app allows you to see who unfollows you and who is not following back. You can see deleted comments and likes, as well as who is blocking you, for an additional $1.99 per month.

What happens if you get blocked on Instagram?

When you’re blocked on Instagram, you are no longer able to interact with the person who blocked you. You will not see their profile in search, and you will not see their posts or Stories in your feed. You will still be able to tag the account, but it won’t show up in their activity feed. You will also not be able to message the person who has blocked you.

Once you’ve been blocked on Instagram, the best way to handle it is to forget about it and move on. There’s nothing you can do to remedy the situation, and there’s a good chance you’re better off anyway.

You may have tried to file your tax return and got an e-file rejection message.

Something like: “A dependent on your return has already been claimed (or claimed themselves) on another return.”

Assuming you entered your dependent’s information correctly, it looks like someone else claimed your dependent. Because the IRS processes the first return it receives, if another person claims your dependent first, the IRS will reject your return.

The IRS won’t tell you who claimed your dependent. Usually, you can identify the possibilities and ask (commonly, a former spouse). But if you don’t suspect anyone who could have claimed the dependent, your dependent may be a victim of tax identity theft. Learn how to handle tax identity theft.

If you don’t think that the other person was eligible to claim your dependent, you’ll need to take some steps to protect your right to claim the dependent and your refund.

Here’s what to do

Don’t panic. This doesn’t mean that you can’t correct the situation. First, double check that you meet all of the requirements to claim the dependent. Then, take these steps:

1. File a paper return.

Print out and mail your return, claiming your dependent, to the IRS. The IRS may delay your refund while the IRS looks into the issue, but you should still receive your refund. Note that when you file a paper return, it can take six to eight weeks for the IRS to process.

2. Document your case.

The IRS rules for claiming a dependent can get complicated.

The most important thing to remember is to prove with proper documentation that you are entitled to claim the dependent. This includes things like birth certificates and proof of identity, but also documents that show that your dependent lived with you at the same address for more than half of the year.

  • School, medical, daycare, or social service records
  • A letter on official letterhead from a school, medical provider, social service agency, or place of worship that shows names, common address and dates

The IRS will ask you to complete this document.

3. Answer when the IRS contacts you.

About two months after you file a paper return, the IRS will begin to determine who is entitled to claim the dependent.

You may receive a letter (CP87A) from the IRS, stating that your child was claimed on another return. It will tell you that if you made a mistake, to file an amended return, and if you didn’t make a mistake, do nothing.

The other person who claimed the dependent will get the same letter. If one of you doesn’t file an amended return that removes the child-related benefits, then the IRS will audit you and/or the other person to determine who can claim the dependent.

You’ll get a letter in a few months to begin the audit. In the audit, the IRS will require you to provide proof that you are entitled to claim the dependent. Be sure to reply completely and by the IRS deadline. After the IRS decides the issue, the IRS will charge (or, “assess”) any additional taxes, penalties, and interest on the person who incorrectly claimed the dependent.

You can appeal the decision if you don’t agree with the outcome, or you can take your case to U.S. Tax Court.

It’s always a good idea to discuss claiming children with your family members before a situation like this arises, if possible.

For any dependent dispute, know your options and your rights

Dependent disputes can cause many types of tax problems. Learn more about how to handle an IRS audit – or what to do about tax refund holds and other tax return problems resulting from dependent-related credits.

And for any IRS issue, remember that you have the right to representation. You can outsource the work to a tax pro, who can look into the cause of the issue and deal with the IRS for you.

Learn more about how to research your IRS account or get help from a trusted IRS expert. Or make an appointment for a free consultation with a local tax professional by calling 855-536-6504 or finding a local tax pro.

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Editor’s Note: Congratulations on graduating college! I bet you are really excited to start paying down those student loans. No? Well, let’s daydream for a minute that the loans are magically paid off. It happens! But there may be tax consequences to paying off student loans.

There are a few situations in which someone else may pay your student loans off for you.

But whether the payments were made by a generous friend, family member, nonprofit debt relief program or otherwise, someone may have to pay taxes on the amount of debt paid.

Here are a few situations that are becoming more and more common.

1. What if Great Aunt Mary pays off your student loan as a graduation gift? What are the tax implications?

Answer: If a friend or family member pays your student loans off, it is probably a non-taxable gift to you.

However, your friend or family member may be responsible for filing gift tax returns and for paying any applicable gift tax on the payment. Generally, when a gift is made, the person who makes the gift pays the gift tax rather than the gift recipient. There are annual and lifetime exclusions on gift amounts and other planning strategies to minimize the gift tax. The good news: you don’t need to do anything or pay any additional tax.

2. What happens if your employer pays off the balance of your student loan?

Answer: When an employer pays your student loan balance or makes payments on your behalf, it’s considered compensation. The payments will be included in your Form W-2 wages and are subject to payroll taxes.

3. What if you entered a profession with a loan repayment assistance program and the loan gets paid off?

Answer: There are programs that forgive student loans when an individual works in a certain field for a specified amount of time. This may include doctors, teachers or lawyers who work for tax-exempt organizations, municipal hospitals or for state or county governments. In return for services, these programs forgive debt rather than pay the loans for the individual.

Loans that are forgiven under these debt forgiveness programs are not included in the individual’s gross income, so the amount forgiven will not be taxable.

4. What if a nonprofit debt relief organization pays the student loans off?

Answer: This is a rather new situation and the IRS has not issued guidance on it yet. However, it will likely be treated as a nontaxable gift where:

  • The organization is tax-exempt based on IRS requirements, and
  • The relief is only available for individuals who are in such a financial predicament to justify the assistance under the organization’s tax-exempt purpose.

Though not legal precedent, this is the interpretation organizations such as Rolling Jubilee have taken.

One problem that may arise is that payments could be considered compensation for services the individual provided to that organization. The individual may want to give back to the organization by volunteering and then the IRS may decide that it looks like payment for those services. If that happens, the amount would be included in the individual’s gross income and would be taxable.

Since these arrangements are so new, we don’t yet know how the IRS will respond, but we will be keeping an eye out.

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The nature of WhatsApp is such that any person, who has your phone number and is registered on WhatsApp, can easily add you up and start chatting.

While this is great for growing your social connections, it could also present direct access to intruders. To stop this from happening, you should consider the option of having unwanted contacts blocked.

Blocking contacts on WhatsApp will deny them access to you. From sending messages to viewing your updates, there a number of restrictions that having a contact blocked puts up. Are you interested in knowing them? Read further.

New messages

To ensure privacy, WhatsApp doesn’t make it obvious that one has been blocked. This is why the blocked contact can still see the typing box and even send messages. However, the messages won’t be delivered to you. In like manner, messages that you send to a blocked contact won’t be delivered. It will show a single tick to the person who is sending you messages.

To get a message across, WhatsApp shows you a notification to unblock the contact first.

Read receipts

When a blocked contact sends messages, the contact will see single grey ticks, which is a sign that the message is yet to be delivered or will not deliver.

Whatsapp calls

As with sending messages, a blocked contact can still call your number, but you won’t get a notification of any call. This means that there won’t be an incoming call on your side. In like manner, you can’t call a blocked person until you unblock them.

Last seen/online status

There are two types of status on WhatsApp: online and last seen

When you block someone, they won’t be able to tell whether you are online or when you last came online. The status area beneath your name in the chat page will appear blank. This applies to you also.

Profile picture

A blocked contact can’t see your profile picture, instead, they can see WhatsApp’s default profile picture for contacts. For you, the case is different as you are still allowed to see a blocked contact’s profile picture updates.

Status/story and about

While WhatsApp allows separate privacy settings for stories, blocking a contact will hide your stories from them. The blocked contacts stories will also be hidden from you.

Similarly, your “About” details will be hidden from any blocked contacts. Contrarily, their “About” details will still be visible to you.

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Depending on the platform you're using, different things happen, but the general rule is that it stops that user from communicating with you.

But when you hit that block button on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp, it doesn't necessarily mean you are totally hidden from them.

Facebook

Depending on your overall privacy settings, if someone you block uses a search engine, your profile may come up in the results.

If they are logged into Facebook and click on the link to your profile, then they will get an error message.

Although they can't message your after you block them, you'll still be able to see past conversations unless you delete them.

Experts say that if you are being bullied or harassed online it can be best to keep evidence for official reports.

Facebook says: "Keep in mind that blocking someone may not prevent all communications or interactions, such as in apps or group."

Instagram

Blocking someone on Instagram doesn't mean their likes and comments will be removed from your photos and videos – you have to manually delete them.

If you like or comment on someone else's photos or videos, the blocked person will also be able to see those posts, if the account is public.

Unless you make your account private, if the blocked person is logged out of Instagram, they will still be able to see your photos and videos.

Instagram says: "Private posts you share to social networks may be visible to the public depending on your privacy settings for those networks.

"For example, a post you share to Twitter that was set to private on Instagram may be visible to the people who can see your Twitter posts."

Twitter

Like Instagram, Twitter defaults to making accounts public.

This means that unless you protect your tweets, even if you block someone they will still be able to see your account, so long as they are not logged in to Twitter.

Although blocking someone on Twitter means you automatically unfollow them, if you go to their profile and click on view tweets, you can see their posts.

Twitter says: "Please know that unprotecting your Tweets will cause any previously protected Tweets to be made public."

WhatsApp

Even if you block someone on WhatsApp, your past conversations will remain in your app, as will their phone number.

Equally, your contact details will stay on their phone, so if you're worried about getting texts or phone calls outside of WhatsApp, you'll have to block their number.

Your contract provider, or your device's brand, should be able to tell you more about how to do this.

A person who has been blocked cannot necessarily be certain you have blocked them. Messages they send to you will not show up on your phone and will never be delivered to you.

WhatsApp says: "We have made this intentionally ambiguous in order to protect your privacy when you block someone."

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Unwanted phone calls are a fact of life, with telemarketers and other spammers using robocalling systems to annoy you on both your mobile phone and landline.

Most mobile phone operators now offer services to help block spam callers. But if you’re being flooded with calls on your landline phone, things are a bit more complicated.

It’s hard to block every unwanted call on your landline phone. But there are some definite steps you can take to stem the flow.

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If there’s a specific phone number that you’re trying to block, you’ll want to use a call-blocking device. This is a gadget that you connect between the phone’s wall outlet and your phone, and it’s designed to intercept and then approve or block all incoming calls.

These devices, like the CPR V5000 or the Mcheeta Call Blocker, typically cost under $100 and are easy to install and configure. They may use a combination of whitelists (phone numbers you have approved) and blacklists (numbers the device has been programmed to automatically reject) to keep your phone from ringing as often.

If you’re dealing with a variety of spam calls from many sources, then there’s a few different ways to stop them — however, none of them are surefire solutions.

If you haven’t already, start by adding your phone number to the National Do Not Call Registry.

This is a database operated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and is a tool that reputable solicitors use to avoid calling people who don’t want to receive those kinds of calls.

Unfortunately, only reputable companies comply with the Do Not Call Registry, so it won’t stop illegal spammers.

Next, contact your phone service provider and see what call-blocking services it offers. This is your best option. If your home phone is actually a VoIP (Voice over IP, or internet-based phone service) service that’s bundled with your ISP’s internet service, your ISP may provide some online tools for managing unwanted calls.

Even if you have a traditional landline that isn’t connected to the internet, your carrier may have options for blocking unwanted calls. Often, these services come free with your plan, though there may be fees involved.

One last tip: If you want to minimize the number of spam calls you receive, never interact with incoming calls you suspect are from telemarketers. If you answer a robocall, even if you hang up a second later, it increases the chances you’ll be called back again in the future.

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Intermountain Healthcare has purchased about eight acres of land in the center of Salt Lake City.

At 745 S State, the land had been home to the Sears department store, which closed several years ago before it was sold to a developer who had been working on building mixed-use housing in what would have been an extension of the city’s urban core south of Downtown.

That project lingered as developers struggled to secure financing through the pandemic. On Friday, a hospital administrator announced Intermountain had purchased the block.

“Intermountain Healthcare has acquired property in downtown Salt Lake City for future use to enhance healthcare services available to area residents,” wrote Heather Wall, Intermountain Hospital Administrator, according to an email shared with Building Salt Lake Friday.

“Plans are still being developed,” Wall continued, “I look forward to sharing details with you as soon as they are developed.”

The Sears Block includes land between State and Main streets, 700-800 South.

The Colmena Group had planned to develop the site in four phases, starting at the block’s southeast corner fronting State and 800 South.

The first building, dubbed the Jetty, would have included an 11-story, 131-foot mixed-use building with 300 housing units, 400 parking stalls on four levels, and potentially space for a food co-op.

That would have brought a substantial amount of housing and retail space into a Downtown-adjacent area that has attracted developers in recent years.

But IHC’s email makes clear it plans to develop the site into a medical facility.

Intermountain’s Wall said the “location offers convenient access to all we serve throughout Salt Lake Valley, patients from other parts of Utah, and other states.”

The site would put any future medical center or hospital near the city’s TRAX light rail line on Main Street and a high-frequency bus route on State. But one needn’t look far to see that even supreme transit access can still lead to hospitals with copious surface parking.

The Intermountain Medical Center is located adjacent to Murray Central Station, yet it includes acres of surface parking.

While Intermountain Media Relations is holding their cards closely, there is likely to be major impact for their LDS Hospital in the Avenues. Intermountain owns six blocks at C Street and 8th Avenue, including medical buildings and single-family homes. The blocks are zoned a combination of institutional and single-family zoning.

Representatives from Colmena Group did not respond to requests for comment.

How to block someone on instagramIntermountain’s LDS Hospital complex in the Avenues. Property records show they own six blocks in and around C Street and 8th Avenue. Image courtesy Google Earth.

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How to troubleshoot internet connection problems

The most common issue is that your app is unable to connect to your computer. There are many different things that can cause this problem, which is out of our control. Please try these suggestions before contacting us.

In the app, remove all saved servers and re-add them. This should solve any issues where your computer's network address has changed.

Check your WiFi network. Make sure your computer and smartphone/device are connected to the same network. It doesn't matter if your computer has wired internet as long as they are connected to the same box!

Update to the latest version. Make sure both your app and server are updated to the latest versions. Follow our Update tutorial for more details on how to update.

Check your firewall. If you are using Windows try our Windows Firewall tutorial to make sure your firewall is configured correctly. If you are using other security solutions, make sure ports 9512 TCP and UDP are allowed, and port 9511 UDP (for automatic server discovery).
If you are using Mac try our Security & Privacy tutorial to setup the firewall.

Perform a ping test. There might be something else blocking the communication between your device and computer. Follow our Ping Test tutorial to check the connection.

If your mouse isn't working (or if it's sluggish/jittery), you can try reinstalling the server without the driver. Have a look at this tutorial.

If all fails. Restart your computer. Also try reinstalling Unified Remote (app and server).

If you find that your internet connection, in Windows11, Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7, has suddenly stopped working or that you are facing certain Network and Internet connectivity problems, here are a few troubleshooting steps you may want to try.

Fix Network & Internet connection problems

  1. Renew IP address
  2. Flush DNS cache
  3. Use Network & Internet Diagnostic & Repair Tool
  4. Enable or Disable IPv6
  5. Reset Winsock
  6. Reset TCP/IP,
  7. Reset Hosts file,
  8. Reset Windows Firewall settings to default,
  9. Reset your browser
  10. Run Network Reset.

These suggestions are followed by other fixes too. Take a look at them!

1] IPConfig is a tool built into Windows, that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP and Domain Name System DNS settings. You can access this tool via the command line. If you have a bad IP address, then renewing your IP address this way may help solve your internet problems.

Type cmd in start search and press Ctrl-Shift-Enter. If you wish, just out of curiosity, you may type ipconfig and hit Enter, to view the status of the computer’s Internet Protocol or IP address.

Type ipconfig /release to let go of the current IP address.

Next, type ipconfig /renew to obtain a new IP address.

If you get an error message when you Run the “Ipconfig /Renew” command see KB810606.

If you recurrently face this problem, then you can have it renewed on every start-up, by creating the following .bat file and placing it in your startup folder.

Open Notepad and type:

Save it as, say, iprenew.bat file.

2] Frequently, internet connection problems can also be traced to a corrupted DNS cache. Resetting or Flushing this cache is an easy fix to many of these problems. This is how you can flush Windows DNS cache in Windows 11/10, Windows 8/7 or Windows Vista.

Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. Right-click on it and ‘Run As Administrator’. Type the following and hit enter:

You should be able to see a confirmation dialog window:

Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Next, type ipconfig /registerdns and hit Enter.

This registers any DNS records that you or some programs may have recorded in your Hosts file.

Just in case you are interested, to view the complete syntax for this command type ipconfig /help and hit Enter!

3] The Network & Internet Diagnostic & Repair Tool in Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista will help you identify the potential issues preventing network connectivity, and it automatically takes appropriate steps toward correcting them. If a computer on the network loses Internet connectivity, you can graphically see which connection is down and then use Network Diagnostics to help determine the cause of the problem and find possible solutions.

How to troubleshoot internet connection problems

To access it, open Control Panel > Network & Sharing Center. In the lower part, click on Troubleshoot Problems. From the window which opens, you can select Internet Connections or any other issue you want to troubleshoot and repair.

Type the following commands in Run box and hit Enter to open the required Troubleshooters directly:

To open Internet Connections Troubleshooter:

To open the Incoming Connections Troubleshooter

To open the Network Adapter Troubleshooter:

9] Reset your browser. These posts will show you how to Reset Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer

10] The Network Reset feature in Windows 10 will help you reinstall Network adapters and reset Networking Components to original settings.

13] Go here if you see a Limited Network Connectivity message.

14] See this post if you receive a WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error message.

17] Check this post if you receive The remote connection was not made error.

There are few things in life as frustrating as an "Address Not Found" message in your Web browser. Timed-out connections, a little red X in your network connection icon, or an "Internet Explorer cannot display the Web page" error screen all add up to the same dismal problem — something’s wrong with your Internet connection.

Finding and fixing the problem is never easy, mainly because there are so many places where something can go wrong. We’re going to walk you through five relatively easy steps that will solve the majority of broadband Internet connection problems, no matter what kind of Internet service you use. We’ll have you up and running, reading celebrity gossip and updating your Facebook status in no time.

5: Check the Wires

It may seem obvious, but one of the easiest troubleshooting steps you can take yourself is to check all the cables and connections involved in your Internet connection. This is true no matter what kind of connection you have. Even if you’re sure nothing has changed, it only takes a minute to make sure.

Start where your Internet service enters your house. This might be your cable company’s line drop, a satellite dish antenna or a phone line. Make sure the cable is connected securely, and any cabling that runs outside the house hasn’t been damaged by weather or chewed on by birds, bugs or squirrels. Just be careful if there are any electrical lines around — and if you see damaged lines of any kind, don’t touch them, just call the cable or phone company.

Next, follow the cables through your house, checking connections at every appropriate point. If you use a router, check those connections, too, and make sure the correct cable is going to the correct place. If your router feeds several different computers or gaming systems, it can get confusing to keep track of which cable goes where.

If the cabling and connections seem OK, the next step is to power cycle your modem.

4: Power Cycling

Power cycling might sound exciting, but it just means turning your modem off, waiting a few seconds, then turning it on again. This works regardless of your connection type, whether you get your Internet via cable, DSL or satellite. The easiest way to turn it off is to disconnect the power cord where it plugs into the modem itself (they don’t always have on/off switches, but if yours does, that should work, too). Wait about 30 seconds, and then plug it in again. Sometimes, that’s all it takes. Once the modem has cycled through its usual boot-up sequence, you may find your connection works again.

If this doesn’t do the trick, a more elaborate power cycling sequence might. You’ll have to turn off every device on your network, then power them on again in a particular order.

First, shut off your computer, then unplug the power cords from your modem, router, access point and hub.When you turn things on again, follow the signal from the modem toward the computer. In other words, power up the modem first, then power up your router or hub, then turn on your computer last. As you turn on each device, wait for it go through its boot-up sequence before powering up the next device in line. You can determine the status by watching the lights on the device itself.

Still no connection? If you use a satellite Internet service, we’ll troubleshoot your unique problems in the next section.

3: Weathering Storms with Satellite Internet Connections

If you access the Internet with a satellite service, you have your own set of issues to deal with. The first potential issue is line of sight. Satellite Internet connections use a special two-way dish, and the dish has to be pointed directly at the satellite at a very particular angle. The problems start when anything gets between your antenna and the satellite.

Overgrown greenery, snow and ice or leaves and other debris could be blocking your dish, so you’ll have to get to the dish to clear it off. This can be especially difficult if it’s mounted on the roof.

Odd as it may seem, weather hundreds of miles away can also affect your satellite connection. Because the satellite is over the equator, your dish points south (that is, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere). The farther you are from the equator, the less direct the line of sight is. Your dish has to send and receive signals through a long stretch of atmosphere to the south, so southerly storms many miles away can still cause interference.

If there’s nothing in the way, and the weather is clear from your roof all the way to Guatemala, your dish might be misaligned. If it isn’t pointing in the proper direction, your connection will fail. Satellite dish antennas require much more precise adjustment than TV dish antennas do – it’s probably a good idea to call your Internet service provider for help, rather than trying to adjust it yourself.

And on top of that, the problem might be beyond everyone’s control. Sunspots are massive flares on the surface of the sun that send intense blasts of energy at the Earth. That energy can severely disrupt satellite communications.

Next, we’ll diagnose some common wireless problems.

2: Wireless Router Outages

If you use a wireless access point or wireless router to access the Internet with a laptop, then the wireless connection might be the cause of your problem. You may have to use a wired connection to your network until the wireless problem is solved. You’ll also want to have a copy of your wireless access point or router’s user manual nearby.

There are two main potential issues with wireless connections: configuration problems and security problems. Consult the user manual to see how to access the wireless device — this is usually done by typing the device’s IP address into a Web browser. From there, you’ll need to check the manual to find the proper settings. You’ll probably have to call your Internet service provider (ISP) for assistance, because the necessary configuration will vary tremendously depending on the type of network you have and the type of connection provided by your ISP.

The wireless device’s security settings could also be causing problems. You can access these settings the same way you accessed the configuration. If you have a wireless security protocol enabled, you won’t be able to access the wireless device without using the proper password. You can set and reset the password the same way you can change the other settings.

If none of these steps have solved your connection problem, there are still a few last-ditch efforts you can attempt.

You may experience connection problems on your PS4 from time to time. Sometimes, the issue may be coming from the console itself while at other times, it’s entirely outside of it. In most cases, simple troubleshooting steps like checking network cables or restarting the console fix connection woes but at other times, the cause is deeper. This guide will show you the possible solutions that you can try if you have a connection problem when gaming on your PS4.

Causes of PS4 internet connection issues

There are a number of possible factors that may cause connection problems on your PS4. Let’s discuss each of them below.

PlayStation Network Services are down.

If you’re having trouble connecting to an online game, like when you can’t join a multiplayer session, or can’t access game servers at all, it’s likely that the issue is with the PlayStation Network servers. At the time of this writing, many PS4 gamers may find that their downloads are slower than normal or delayed because Sony has intentionally slowed down their services as they work with Internet Service Providers in reducing internet traffic. There can be different reasons why there’s PSN servers issue although the common ones include outages or maintenance.

Bugs with home network equipment.

Modems or routers may encounter errors from time to time, which can result to degraded performance or connection problems. You may need to work with your ISP or replace your network equipment if your home internet connection won’t improve at all.

Network cable is bad.

If your PS4 uses wired connection, one of the possible causes of connection issues can be the ethernet cable. You want to make sure that you check the network cables in troubleshooting your issue.

ISP-related problem.

If you are unable to connect to the Internet on your PS4, one of the factors that you must check is the connection from your ISP. If all your devices can’t connect to the internet at the same time, you may have to contact your ISP for a possible issue from their end.

IP conflict.

A modem or router assigns an Internet Protocol (IP) address to each device that’s connected to it. Sometimes, two devices in a home network may share the same local IP address. This can result to connection problems for the devices affected since only one device can use a local IP at one time.

What to do if your PS4 has connection problems or won’t connect to the internet

Below are the troubleshooting steps that you can do to identify the source of the problem you’re experiencing.

    Do a quick cables check.

If you’re on a wired setup, you want to make sure that you deal with your network cables early in your troubleshooting ladder. Try unplugging the ethernet cable from both the router and PS4 and ensure that both ends are plugged in properly afterwards. If nothing changes, try using a second ethernet cable or use another ethernet port in your router.How to troubleshoot internet connection problems

If you don’t use a wired connection and using a wifi instead, make sure that you troubleshoot for a possible wifi issue on your PS4. These two articles can assist you in this regard:
–How To Fix PS4 Wifi Not Working Issue | Won’t Connect
–Easy Ways To Fix PS4 Slow Wifi | Download Or Upload Is SlowHow to troubleshoot internet connection problems

Another important troubleshooting step to fix any connection issue on your PS4 is to check PlayStation Network services status. The problem you’re having may be caused by a server outage, maintenance, or issue.How to troubleshoot internet connection problems

Make sure that you reboot your PS4 and modem/router. Turn off your PS4, disconnect the power cable from the back and wait for 30 seconds. Do the same for your modem or router. Once the devices have been shut down, turn on the modem or router first but not the PS4. you’ll have to wait until the router has finished starting up fully. Once the lights on your router are stable again, that’s the time that you want to turn on the PS4 and see if the connection problem is gone.How to troubleshoot internet connection problems

If you are connected to your own home network, try to check if other devices are having the same issue your PS4 is experiencing. If there are multiple other devices with the same exact connection problem in your network, there may be an issue with the modem/router, or your internet connection in general. You may have to get help from your ISP after doing a power cycle of your modem or router.How to troubleshoot internet connection problems

If you’re having an issue playing an online game, connecting to an online multiplayer game, or connecting to the PlayStation Network you may have a port problem. The router must allow the following ports to be accessible in for your PS4 to connect to the PlayStation network:
-TCP: 80, 443, 3478, 3479, 3480
-UDP: 3478, 3479
If you are not sure how to check your router if these ports are opened, contact your ISP or consult the documentation that comes with it.How to troubleshoot internet connection problems

Contact PlayStation support

If you are positive that there’s no problem with your router or your ISP, we suggest that you contact Sony’s PlayStation support so they can assist you further in checking a possible network port issue on your console.

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HDMI is now the main type of connection used in home theater setups that include HDTVs, video projectors, Blu-ray Disc players, home theater receivers, network media players, and even cable/satellite boxes. One purpose of HDMI is to simplify connecting all your components together by using one cable for both audio and video.

Before frustration sets in, there are some things you can do yourself to remedy the issue.

HDMI Troubleshooting Tips

  1. Check Your HDMI Cable Connections: HDMI connections don’t fit as tight as component or composite video connections and can slip out sometimes if equipment is moved slightly. Please ensure that all HDMI connections are seated firmly and in the correct orientation of their corresponding HDMI ports.
  2. Try a Different Power Up Sequence for Your Components: In other words, if you have a habit of turning on your TV first, then your Blu-ray Disc player, or other HDMI source component, try the reverse power up sequence and see if that works.

Also, if you have a Blu-ray Disc player, or other component, connected through a home theater receiver and then to the TV – try different startup combinations and see if that works. If you find a sequence that works, remember it. Of course, make sure when everything is turned on, and that you have selected the correct input on your TV that the Blu-ray Disc player, or other source component, is connected to.

However, if changing the power up sequence of your TV and connected components doesn’t seem to do the trick, with both the TV and source component on, just try switching to another input on the TV and then switch back to HDMI input and to see if the signal locks in correctly.

  1. Check Your Source Device’s Video Resolution & Refresh Rate Output Setting: If your Blu-ray Disc player or other HDMI source device has a video resolution output setting menu, check to see if it is set to AUTO. If so, reset it to match the native resolution of your TV or video projector (such as 720por 1080p) and see if that provides a more stable result. If your source device has the option for adjusting the refresh rate of the output signal, ensure that your source device is outputting a refresh rate supported by your display (30Hz or 60Hz).
  2. Use the Process of Elimination: If you have a Blu-ray Disc player (or other HDMI source) connected through a home theater receiver to a TV and you still don’t get anything to show up your TV screen regardless of the power up sequence you try, use the process of elimination. Connect the Blu-ray Disc (or other HDMI source) directly to the TV. This bypasses the home theater receiver. See if that does the trick. If so, the home theater receiver, or the HDMI source component/home theater receiver combination is most likely the culprit.

What you can do now is keep the HDMI source connected directly to your TV and then make a separate audio connection from your source device (such as a Blu-ray Disc player) to your home theater receiver. This is not necessarily the most efficient connection method, but you can still use the separate video and audio connection workaround as the best option for the time being, or as a permanent solution if you prefer.

On the other hand, if you find that none of the above solutions work or work consistently – check to see if there are any announced firmware updates for your HDMI source and home theater receiver (or even your TV) that may resolve this issue. Also check to see there have been complaints filed or posted by other users regarding HDMI handshake issues with your components.

Connecting Your PC/Laptop to a TV Using HDMI

With more consumers using their PC or Laptop as a home theater source component, problems can arise when trying to connect an HDMI-equipped PC/Laptop to an HDMI-equipped TV. First, make sure that you go into your PC/Laptop settings and designate HDMI as the default output connection for both video and audio. If you can’t get an image from your laptop to show up on your TV screen, try the following:

  1. Try booting up your PC/Laptop with the HDMI cable connected to a TV that is on.
  2. You can try booting up the PC/Laptop while the TV is off and then turn on the TV.
  3. If the above options don’t work, try booting up the PC/Laptop first, and, with the TV on, connect the HDMI cable to both the PC/Laptop and TV.
  4. Ensure that your PC’s output resolution and refresh rate are supported by your display (1920 x 1080, 60Hz is a good starting point)
  5. Verify your display mode. “Windows Key + ‘P’ key” will cycle through your different display modes. Try duplicate mode to mirror your pc monitor or extended mode to treat your TV as a second display.

Final Take

In the vast majority of cases, you won’t encounter any problems that are the fault of HDMI connections. However, there are instances where you can run into a problem. If you do, don’t panic, before you make any phone calls, or pack everything up and return to the store upset, try the above suggestions. If none of these solutions work, then proceed to contact the J-Tech Digital Support Team. Only after exhausting all of the options you can try yourself should you call a tech or return to the store.

For further troubleshooting and to better understand how your equipment is behaving, consider using these helpful J-Tech Digital tools.

J-Tech Digital JTECH-EDIDM4 4K EDID Emulator –
If you’re able to get a video signal from your source device to your display, but is the incorrect resolution, consider using the JTECH-EDIDM4 EDID emulator. The EDIDM4 connects between your source device and display. The EDIDM4 will provide your source device customized EDID information (resolution & refresh rate) so that you may optimize the signal to your display. Please note that your cabling and connected devices will need to support your desired resolution and refresh rate.

J-Tech Digital JTECH-18GA HDMI 2.0 Signal Generator & Analyzer –
Can’t figure out exactly why your setup isn’t working? Narrow down the possible culprits with the JTECH-18GA signal generator. Generate an HDMI AV signal with custom resolution, refresh rates, HDR setting and color modes. A great tool for determining your devices capabilities and diagnosing system issues.

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By Robert Silva
Home Theater Expert

How to stop being angry

Over on Reddit’s r/Halo, fans and 343 devs have received insults, threats and more over Halo Infinite‘s lack of content

Once again, the angry gamers are angry and yelling and being just the worst. This time it’s happening over on Reddit. Specifically, the main Halo subreddit, r/Halo, which has been locked until Monday due to how angry and toxic most of the posts and comments have been recently following Halo Infinite ’s launch last month.

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer launched on November 15 . It was a nice surprise and a lot of people jumped online and began playing and what they found was pretty good. However, if you hopped over to r/Halo over the last week or so it would seem like 343 had released the worst video game ever made that also gave you cancer if you touched it based on how some players were yelling 24/7 about it and every one of its big and small problems and shortcomings.

And as you might expect, with this being the internet, sides began to form, and people who enjoyed the game also began to attack and yell 24/7 in an effort to. well, there isn’t really a point to angry posts on Reddit, but many of the nearly one million Redditors who are part of r/Halo were locked in a worthless war of words, firing insults at each other and the devs behind Infinite. Folks began sending threats, namecalling and attempting to dox folks they disagreed with or disliked. It got so bad that last night, the mods of r/Halo made the decision to lock the entire subreddit down until Monday .

“On all sides this has absolutely gone on long enough and spiraled out of control,” posted r/Halo mod 343-Guilty-Spark last night .

“The amount of toxicity on the sub from both sides has made it impossible for people to have civil discussions, which is what the mod team strives for regardless of opinion. Some users on the sub have even been responsible for doxxing and death threats. We’re temporarily putting the sub on lockdown so people can hopefully settle down a bit and we can hit the reset button before launch. At the end of the day, this is a video game and this level of vitriol is unwarranted.”

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You’re late and stuck in stop-and-go traffic with no way out. Your boss dumped another pile of work on you just before for the weekend, and it has to be done by Monday. Your day-at-the-beach plans got canceled by Mother Nature’s thunderstorms. You open the news and read of horrors.

We’ve all felt anger before. And while the emotion is useful during potentially dangerous situations, as it pumps your body with adrenaline and prepares you for fight or flight, most situations today where anger arises are not life-threatening.

And in most cases, therefore, our emotional anger causes more harm than good.

The positive news is that you can learn to control and alleviate your anger when it arises

Here are seven easy ways to stop feeling angry.

1. Exercise

Anger is – at base – an energy that expresses itself in and through the body.

When you’re angry, your muscles tense up and you get ready for fight or flight. An easy way to release this tension causing energy is through exercise.

So the next time you’re feeling angry, hit the gym, go for a run, put on your boxing gloves and punch the body bag, get your body moving.

If you don’t have time for the gym, drop down and do as many pushups as you can and follow it with 50 jumping jacks. Anything that will get your body moving will help to alleviate the physical tension caused by your anger and help you feel better.

As an extra bonus, exercise releases happy hormones in your brain, sometimes called a “runners high”, and this will help you get back to your normal happy self even faster.

2. Use your anger as motivation to make a change

If your anger is coming from a situation or circumstance that you can change, do something about it! Use your anger as fuel to motivate you to make a change for the better.

If you really hate your job and your boss did something that made you angry, direct that anger into positive action, get online and start searching for a new job or finally take action on that online business idea you’ve been too lazy or afraid to start working on.

If someone is putting you down and making you angry, convert your anger into bold assertiveness and confront them about the issue, stand up for yourself.

Missing your ex? Take your anger over your current situation and channel it into self-improvement – whether through working out, finding new interests or getting back into hobbies that fell by the wayside (incidentally, this is the best way to get your ex back).

When you harness your anger to propel you into positive action, the anger will transform to feelings of power, which will leave you feeling much better.

3. Watch or listen to something funny

The next time you feel angry, watch an episode of your favorite sitcom or pull up Youtube and search for a funny animal video, cute babies laughing, or your favorite stand-up comedian.

Laughter relaxes the body, boosts the immune system, and triggers endorphins – feel-good chemicals that promote an overall sense of well-being.

Watching or listening to something that makes you laugh will distract your brain form the angry emotions you’re feeling and help you feel better.

4. Shift your focus

Shift your focus away from what’s bothering you to what you have to be thankful for in your life.

Take a walk and list 10 – 20 things you are grateful for. It may be difficult at first to get your mind off of the thing that’s making you angry, but if you stick with it, you’ll start gaining some positive thought-momentum and your anger will begin to dissipate.

As humans we have the privilege of getting to choose on what we focus our attention. Focus on what you are grateful for, choose more positive thoughts, and watch as your anger disappear – if not immediately, then slowly but surely.

5. Meditate

The purpose of meditation is to clear your mind of the wild chatter of thoughts, become still inside, and connect with the present moment.

When you meditate it’s almost as if you’re hitting the “reset” button on your brain. When you’re angry, your mind is a raging storm of negative thoughts, which generate negative emotions. By taking a break to meditate and calm the mind, clearing it of the negative turbulence, you will help relieve yourself of anger.

6. Do something — anything! — productive

Similar to channeling your anger into exercise, you can also convert your anger into productivity.

Clean your house, do some yard work, organize the garage; anything physical that gets you moving will do.

Your anger is energy so why not use that energy for something useful. In addition to releasing some of your anger, you’ll feel accomplished at the end for doing something productive, which will help improve your mood even more.

7. Write it out

Another easy way to release your angry thoughts and emotions is to write them out.

Grab a notepad and write out everything that’s on your mind. Get it all out, hold nothing back (don’t worry, you wont be sharing this with anyone), just keep writing until you feel like there’s nothing more to write.

Doing this will help to clear your head and ‘vent’ out your emotions without having to dump your anger on another person. Now, once you have it all written down, burn the paper.

You of course want to be safe about this step and have water near by to put out any stray flames, but burning the paper can help release the anger even more as you watch all the negative sentences you wrote down evaporate as smoke into the air.

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How to stop being angry

Are you angry? At the risk of infuriating you, or making you apoplectic or exasperated, here are dozens of words to use to describe your choleric condition more precisely:

1. Acrid: extremely harsh (also refers to an unpleasant taste or smell)
2. Acrimonious: harshly unpleasant
3. Aggravated: angrily agitated
4. Angered: made angry
5. Annoyed: angry about being disturbed or harassed
6. Antagonistic: angrily opposed
7. Antipathetic: expressing antipathy, or aggression or aversion
8. Apoplectic: violently angry, from the adjectival form of apoplexy, the former word for stroke
9. Ballistic: explosively angry, from the adjective describing projectile flight
10. Bellicose: aggressively angry, from the synonym for warlike
11. Belligerent: see bellicose
12. Bitter: harshly upset due to resentment
13. Blue in the face: see frustrated, from the idea of facial discoloration caused by extreme emotion
14. Boiling: extremely angry, with the figurative sense of being agitated like heated water
15. Bristling: defensively angry, suggestive of an animal’s hair bristling as it responds to a threat
16. Burning: extremely angry, from the notion of the body overheating because of the intensity of feeling
17. Caustic: cruelly angry, or sarcastic
18. Cheesed off: see frustrated (can also mean “bored” or “disgusted”)
19. Choleric: easily angered
20. Churlish: disrespectfully angry
21. Cold: angry in an emotionally remote manner
22. Contrary: uncooperatively angry
23. Cool: angry but with emotions are held in check
24. Embittered: made upset
25. Enraged: violently angry
26. Exasperated: see frustrated
27. Fired up: see hot
28. Fit to be tied: extremely angry, suggesting that the person angered should be restrained
29. Foaming: so angry as to suggest insanity caused by hydrophobia (rabies), from the idea that foaming at the mouth is symptomatic of the disease
30. Frustrated: angry or upset because of obstacles or challenges
31. Fuming: extremely angry, from the association of the person with a volcano or other heated natural phenomenon
32. Furious: intensely angry
33. Going crook: losing one’s temper
34. Hopping: so angry as to suggest that the person might jump up and down to express or assuage anger
35. Hopping mad: see hopping
36. Horn-mad: extremely angry
37. Hostile: actively intimidating, unfriendly, or resistant
38. Hot: angry, with the sense of physical discomfort caused by emotion
39. Hot under the collar: see hot
40. Icy: see cold
41. Incensed: see indignant
42. Indignant: angry because of a real or perceived slight or unjust attack
43. Inflamed: see hot
44. Infuriated: see furious
45. Irate: see furious
46. Ireful: see irate
47. Livid: intensely angry to the point of being unable to control oneself (livid, however, can also mean “bruised,” “pale,” or “colorful,” with the second sense associated with pain, shock, or fear)
48. Mad: angry; this term has so many other senses and is so easily replaced by any of its many synonyms that it is all but useless except in a statement starting with “I’m so mad I could . . .”
49. Outraged: angry about an offense
50: Perturbed: upset (also means “confused”)
51. Pissed off: angry
52. Rabid: see foaming
53: Raging: see furious
54. Rancorous: malevolently angry
55. Rankled: angry or resentful
56. Ranting: irrationally angry
57. Raving: see ranting
58. Riled: upset
59. Roiled: see riled
60: Seeing red: so angry that one’s vision is blurred, or one is stimulated as a bull in a bullfight
61. Seething: repressing violent anger
62. Shirty: angry
63. Smoldering: see seething
64. Sore: see indignant
65. Soreheaded: see indignant
66. Steamed: see hot
67. Steaming: see hot
68: Storming: having a temper or an anger suggestive of stormy weather
69. Stormy: see storming
70. Ticked: angry; also “ticked off”
71. Vitriolic: see caustic
72. Worked up: upset
73. Wrathful: see furious
74. Wroth: see furious
75. Wrought up: see “worked up”

(This list deliberately omits annoyed and its synonyms, which are numerous enough to merit their own list.)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Part political performance, part stall tactic, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy unleashed a long, rambling and vitriolic speech overnight, seizing control of the House floor and preempting for a time the vote on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill.

Sneering with disdain one minute, spilling sarcasm the next, McCarthy carried on for more than eight hours as Thursday night became Friday morning. He spewed a tirade of grievances that reached far beyond Biden’s legislative package, morphing into a monologue of complaints over what’s wrong with the country and the Democrats who control Washington.

Far from the “happy conservative” he claimed to be, the California Republican debuted a new role: angry heir to the Donald Trump legacy, picking up where the former president left off, mercilessly attacking his political opponents and their ideas with a ferocity that is rare even for the divided halls of Congress. The speech was a fact-checker's bonanza.

"If I sound angry, I am," he said as the speech began.

“I’m just getting geared up, go just sit,” he said several hours later. At another point, he said, “I know you don’t like me, but that’s OK."

The drawn-out speech did not stop the advance of Biden's bill — the House approved it early Friday, sending the legislation to the Senate — but provided a politically pained capstone to an extremely tense week in what has been one of the more divisive and dangerous years in Congress.

Monday started with celebration, a rare bipartisan achievement, as Biden signed the related $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law. By midweek the House censured one of its own, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for posting a graphic video depicting violence against fellow elected officials. And as Friday began, McCarthy was deep into his stemwinder, shutting down business as usual.

Overheated rhetoric is nothing new in politics, but the post-Trump era has set the bar for a troubling new normal, a climate that has allowed fiery speeches to quickly devolve into more dangerous terrain — like the former president’s own rally cry that sparked the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol trying to overturn Biden’s election victory.

“Great job,” Trump said about McCarthy in a statement Friday.

McCarthy’s speech began as almost any other during the final debate on Biden’s bill. Democrats were laboring to wrap up work on the package of social services and climate change programs, shelving their own differences to deliver on the president’s domestic priorities.

Typically, floor speeches last one minute during the debate, but McCarthy used the prerogative granted party leaders to speak as long as they wish. As the minutes stretched to hours it was clear McCarthy’s speech was becoming something else — a moment.

He tore into Biden’s package as reckless overspending, chided Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s running of the House and swerved from topic to topic — inflation, immigration, the threat of a rising China, his childhood in California, the Lincoln presidency, the Jim Crow era, even the influence of the movie “Red Dawn” on his politics — all while stabbing the air, scowling across the aisle, his voice cracking at times.

McCarthy called on a few Democrats to join the Republicans in opposing Biden’s package, trying to deny the party the votes it will need for passage. There appeared to be no takers.

Dozens of Republicans, some sitting directly behind McCarthy, urged him on. Democrats on the other side booed, and some tweeted snickering replies.

“Loved it,” said Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence. “This is a historical moment for Kevin, for sure.”

Tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the Intelligence Committee chairman: “If you took the worst orator in the world/Gave him the worst speech in the world/And made him read it for the longest time in the world/That would be a lot like listening to Kevin McCarthy tonight. Except, probably better.”

Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota said Friday it was “sad” to see the GOP leader portray such a dismal view of America. “Fear, fear, fear, ugliness, hate division, mean spiritedness. everything that is so different than what I see when I go back home,” he said.

It’s no secret Democrats are facing a potentially tough midterm election next fall that has put their slim majority at risk. If Republicans take control, McCarthy is in line to become speaker, a job he tried, and failed, to attain before, only to bow out when it was clear he would not have the support of his Republican peers.

McCarthy's overnight performance could be seen as an audition of sorts, an appeal to the Republican colleagues who denied him the job last time.

It could also be seen as a performance for another audience — of one. Earlier Thursday, McCarthy said he had received a phone call from Trump, who was playing golf but had dialed him up. McCarthy would not disclose what was said, just that they talked.

Theirs has been a rocky relationship at times, even though McCarthy had been among the first in Congress to support Trump’s 2016 campaign and enjoyed special status from the former president as “My Kevin.”

Republicans in the House have stayed close to the former president, emulating his style. The House Republican campaign committee recently held a fundraiser with Trump, and the party has determined that his support will be vital if they hope to win back control of Congress.

Unlike the Senate, which is known for its lengthy filibuster-style speeches, such addresses in the House are rare. Pelosi had held a modern-day record, having dug in with her own eight-hour floor speech in 2018 in support of immigration law changes, reading heartfelt letters from immigrants, some seeking protection from deportation.

McCarthy had been preparing for months, according to a Republican familiar with the planning and granted anonymity to discuss it. Knowing Democrats would be on the verge of a history-making moment, the Republican leader wanted a comparable defining moment, the person said.

McCarthy broke Pelosi’s speechmaking record just before 5 a.m. Friday. He ended around 5:10 a.m.

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who is part of the vote-counting whip team, said it did not appear that McCarthy’s speech changed any support for Biden’s bill. Just one Democrat who had previously announced their opposition voted against.

“I think Kevin is also trying to show his conference that he’s a tough guy,” said Jackson Lee. “And he has the right to do that. And when I was in there, I showed him the respect that a person on the floor deserves. But, frankly, there are desperate people in my district who need every single aspect of this bill.”

Associated Press writers Farnoush Amiri, Mary Clare Jalonick and Alan Fram contributed to this report.

Having a protective dog always at our side can help put us at ease, like most owners, but sometimes, we have to learn how to stop a dog from being possessive of owner when their possessiveness becomes too much.

Dogs are a man’s best friend. They are loyal to a fault, and their protective nature is sweet and also comes in handy most times.

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owner picking up the dog to help it stop growling or barking. But when it doesn’t stop and comes to a point when the dog doesn’t allow anybody near their owners, and growls and barks and might even bite on anybody getting close, they are already showing signs of possessive aggression towards their owners.

It’s a blessing when the dog shows its protective stance during emergency situations, but it’s another matter when they are trying to protect their owners from somebody who isn’t doing anything wrong.

The dog’s excessive protectiveness to their owners can lead to a dangerous situation. Realizing that the dog is already showing signs of possessive aggression is the first way to help them move on from this behavior.

  1. Stop Over-Indulging the Dog

Especially when we give the dogs unlimited attention, they may soon develop possessiveness when we start to give attention to other things or other people. When we always give them what they want and when they realize they don’t have to follow any rules, that develops a habit.

  1. Enforce Rules and Define Who’s in Authority

One of the best tips on how to stop a dog from being possessive of the owner is to practice leadership exercises. Introducing the concept of rules and defining who is in authority is important when training dogs.

Most of the possessive and aggressive behaviors of dogs are a result when they perceive themselves as equals or even more superior to their owners.

As such, it’s important to show them who’s the leader, and it’s not them. We can do this in various ways like making them wait for their food or making them wait for a minutes before taking them for a walk outside. These are simple ways of showing dogs that we are in control, and once they know who is the boss and who makes the call, they will less likely become overprotective.

  1. Exercise the Dog’s Obedience Skills

Dogs who have well-defined obedience skills generally show more respect to their owners. They are more willing to listen and follow commands, and they tend to have high levels of self-control. This skill will be extremely helpful in curbing their possessive aggression.

We can start training dogs by getting them into obedience classes or learning to train them ourselves. We can teach them simple obedience commands like telling them to sit or rollover, among other things.

  1. Enforce Boundaries

Another helpful tip in training how to stop a dog from being possessive of owner is to enforce ground rules and boundaries. Incorporating clear structure and boundaries to dogs is a good place to start curbing their possessive behavior towards their owners.

We can start by not allowing them to sit on the furniture or the bed, at least temporarily. When they try to jump on our lap or on the couch, set them back down on the ground. Oftentimes, the furniture itself, like the bed and couch, triggers their possessiveness, and they may not allow other people or dogs to be on the bed or the couch with their owners. But, they don’t get to decide, the owner does.

  1. Teach the Dog to Cope with Being Alone

Most of the times, dogs become excessively possessive of their owners because they fear of being left. But, they have to be able to cope with being alone when their owners have to go out of the house without them.

Teach them to be okay without their owners. After all, it wouldn’t be healthy for them to stay attached to their owners 24/7. We can train them by giving them some time to be in a separate room or inside their kennel each day. Another thing we can do is tether their leash somewhere far away from us and ignoring them for some time, even if they are barking endlessly.

  1. Encourage Dog to Bond with Other People

Once the dogs have started to curb the possessiveness of their owners, it will further benefit them to gradually help them bond with other people or dogs other than their owner. Being with other people will help the dogs realize that other people are good too, and they don’t have to protect their owners from everyone.

  1. Commit to Solving the Dog’s Possessive Aggression

Realizing that dogs have problems with being extra possessive of owners and training them to get rid of this behavior is just one thing. We have to be able to commit to solving their possessive aggression. It doesn’t come easy.

When they are scared or angry, it takes real courage and commitment to set them down on the ground instead of picking them up and enabling their behavior. Especially when they have shown possessive aggressive behavior for years, training them can be a gradual process. Also, the training process has to be consistent for them to change the behavior they were already used to.

While it’s cute and heartwarming when dogs show their protective nature over their owners, training is necessary, so they don’t get excessively protective for no reason. By assuming the authority and enforcing clear rules and boundaries, it can change the dogs’ perception of their leadership. With time, we can learn how to stop a dog from being possessive of owner, and they become more welcoming to others presence.

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Julian Savulescu, Visiting Professor in Biomedical Ethics, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Distinguished Visiting Professor in Law, University of Melbourne; Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

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Unvaccinated mother, 27, dies with coronavirus as her father calls for fines for people who refuse jab.

This is the kind of headline you may have seen over the past year, an example highlighting public shaming of unvaccinated people who die of COVID-19.

One news outlet compiled a list of “notable anti-vaxxers who have died from COVID-19”.

There’s shaming on social media, too. For instance, a whole Reddit channel is devoted to mocking people who die after refusing the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccinations save lives and reduce the need for hospitalisation. This is all important public health information.

Telling relatable stories and using emotive language about vaccination sends a message: getting vaccinated is good.

But the problem with the examples above is their tone and the way unvaccinated people are singled out. There’s also a murkier reason behind this shaming.

Why do we shame people?

Public shaming is not new. It is entrenched in human history and psychology. From an evolutionary perspective, shame is a way of keeping individuals accountable to the other members of their community for their perceived anti-social behaviours.

Philosophers Guy Aitchison and Saladin Meckled-Garcia say online public shaming is a way of collectively punishing a person “for having a certain kind of moral character”. This punishment (or “reputational cost”) can be a way of enforcing norms in society.

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Shaming is a way of keeping people accountable for their ‘wrongs’. It also helps us feel better about ourselves.
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However, shaming others is also a way of signalling our own virtue and trustworthiness. Moralising about other people’s behaviour can help us feel better about ourselves.

The online world exacerbates this human tendency. It polarises two heavily moralised camps: the self-perceived good, responsible people on one side (the shaming ones), and the ones considered bad, irresponsible people on the other (the shamed ones).

Vaccination has become such a sensitive issue it easily triggers the instinct to shame others.

Do people deserve to be shamed?

Shaming people for their health-related choices disregards the complexities about whether people are individually responsible for their own decisions.

Take obesity, another example associated with public shaming. The extent to which individuals are responsible for their obesity or for the lifestyle that causes obesity is complex. We need to consider issues including genes, environment, wealth, as well as choice. Indeed, shaming people for their obesity (“fat shaming”) is widely considered unacceptable.

Likewise, low levels of vaccine uptake in some communities is often linked to structural inequalities, including health inequality, and a resulting lack of trust. The blame for this situation is typically placed on broader society and institutions, and not on the affected groups or individuals.

If someone cannot be blamed for something, then shaming them is not ethically justifiable.

In discussions of responsibility it is now common to focus on “structural injustice” or “inequality” – the injustice of various social factors that shape choice and behaviour.

This applies not only to obesity, drugs, alcohol but also to vaccination decisions.

Even where this is not the case, there has been a targeted, systematic and even state-sponsored misinformation campaign about vaccines. People who are misinformed are victims, not perpetrators.

Finally, we should remember why medical ethics has designated autonomy and consent as foundational ethical values. Even where there is a clear expected benefit, and only very rare side effects, these won’t be shared equally. Many will have their lives saved. But some people will be the ones who suffer the harms. This a strong reason for respecting people’s decision about what risks to take on themselves.

Barring any public health issue, an individual should make the decisions about health risks, whether they are from the disease or vaccines. Shaming them disregards the complexities of the distribution of risks and benefits, of the way individual values affect individual risk assessment, and of personal circumstances shaping individuals’ views on vaccines.

Granted, public health ethics is a broader area and autonomy does not have the same weight there, because other people’s health interests are at stake.

But when public health issues do arise, it is up to public health authorities to limit autonomy through appropriate and more ethical strategies.

One of us (Savulescu) has previously argued for incentives to vaccinate. Mandatory vaccination (such as imposing fines, or other penalties such as limitations on access to certain spaces) would require a separate ethical discussion, but could also be preferable in certain circumstances.

Shaming is a form of vigilantism

One could plausibly imagine shaming pleases people who are vaccinated – especially the most self-righteous among them. But those who are opposed to vaccines, or who mistrust the government messages, are unlikely to be persuaded and may even be entrenched.

Even if shaming was effective, shaming wouldn’t necessarily be ethically justified. Not everything that is effective at achieving a goal is also ethical. Torture is, generally, not a justifiable way to obtain information, even if that information is credible and life-saving.

Shaming is a form of vigilantism, a mob behaviour. We have moved beyond burning witches or atheists, or lynching wrong-doers. We should stop doing these things also in the metaphorical sense.

We have parliaments and formal mechanisms for limiting behaviour, or incentivising it. We should leave it to these to regulate behaviour, not the media or the mob.

Julian Savulescu receives funding from the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, NHMRC, Wellcome Trust, Australian Research Council, UK Research and Innovation (Arts and Humanities Research Council) as part of the Ethics Accelerator Award AH/V013947/1, WHO. He is a Partner Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage award (LP190100841, Oct 2020-2023) which involves industry partnership from Illumina. He does not personally receive any funds from Illumina. He is a paid member of the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Bioethics Committee.

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 26): Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government must not stand in the way of it being an effective Opposition, according to a PH MP and two political analysts.

On Sept 13, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, members of the government and top PH leaders signed what has been described as a historic bipartisan agreement.

With the inking of the deal, PH agreed to either support or abstain from voting on Budget 2022 in Parliament, along with any legislation that, if not passed, could be taken as a loss of confidence in the government — provided that the Opposition is first consulted on these matters.

In return, the government agreed to work on several “transformations” including a Covid-19 plan, administrative transformation, parliamentary reforms and judicial independence, as well as push through agreements under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

However, Bangi MP Dr Ong Kian Ming, and political scientist Wong Chin Huat both stressed that the MoU limited PH’s ability to fulfill its check-and-balance role as the Opposition, even though it was a valuable tool that kept unnecessary political fragmentation at bay.

“PH has to do a much better job at separating our push for political reforms via the MoU, from our responsibility in opposing the government in matters which are not in the MoU that we do not agree with.

“We do not want the MoU to collapse and for it to be used by certain quarters in Umno to trigger GE15 in the first half of 2022, which won’t be good for the country,” Ong told Malay Mail yesterday.

The MoU, initially touted by signatories as an ensurement of political stability, has however sporadically come under fire from its detractors who say it hurts the Opposition coalition’s ability to stand up to the government.

This impression was further exacerbated by two recent cases — one involving an estimated RM100 million housing claim by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who has been convicted of corruption; and the second centred on former Umno minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor — commonly known as Ku Nan — who was acquitted of corruption in July.

Although the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) initially appealed the latter’s acquittal under the government of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, it was later repealed on Nov 17 — once Ismail Sabri came to power.

Ong nevertheless asserted that Ismail Sabri and several other ministers have shown public commitment to seeing parts of the MoU implemented, such as the push for an anti-hopping law.

The RM100 million land request by Najib and the Ku Nan case, he reiterated, were not part of the MoU.

This was echoed by Wong, who said PH leaders not satisfied with the Ku Nan case ruling could instead demand for a reform of the AGC to be added as a new condition to the MoU, instead of asking for its immediate termination.

“The vague mention of judicial independence is indeed an exit clause pre-empting the government’s intervention to let Umno’s court cluster walk free, but how does one pin down that the government has intervened in court?

“The dropped appeal against Tengku Adnan is really an old problem: the attorney general’s conflict of interest as both the government’s legal adviser and the public prosecutor.

“If Opposition MPs are really angry about Tengku Adnan they should demand for the creation of a Public Prosecutor’s Office that is independent from AGC,” he said.

To note, in countries such as the UK, New Zealand and Canada, where the public prosecutor is independent of the AGC, if the AG recommends a case be dropped, the public prosecutor can appeal against this decision — as an additional layer of check and balance.

Meanwhile, independent political analyst Khoo Kay Peng, who also agreed that PH needed to have more teeth as the Opposition, said that he thought the MoU was not worth retaining.

“The MoU is not expected to last very long and it has not been very effective in the first place.

“PH is facing severe criticism over several decisions, including the Najib housing claim and the Ku Nan case, as well as the low allocation to non-Muslims in Budget 2022,” he said.

He further said that voters in the recent Melaka state polls were disappointed with PH for not speaking up “when necessary” and that they were partly complicit in the decisions of the Ismail Sabri government.

“Clearly, the MoU is not being respected and is costly,” he added. — Malay Mail

JLo was recently in the news after reports about her being upset with Ben Affleck for his comments about his ex, Jennifer Garner made the rounds.

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American singer and actor Jennifer Lopez was recently in the news after speculations suggesting her being upset with boyfriend Ben Affleck over remarks about his marriage with his ex, Jennifer Garner made the rounds. Affleck recently appeared on The Howard Stern Show and opened up about his drinking problems, which began as a cause of his marriage with Jennifer Garner, in which, Affleck revealed he felt ‘trapped’. However, Lopez has now released a statement to People and mentioned that the earlier reports about her being upset about the same were ‘simply not true’.

JLo clears air about rumours on tensions with Ben Affleck over comments on Jennifer Garner

In her statement to the publication, Jennifer Lopez mentioned that the rumours were ‘simply not true’ and were not accurate to her feelings about the situation. She further mentioned that she has immense respect for Ben as a ‘father, a co-parent, and a person’. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner tied the knot in 2005 and share three children together. The duo co-parent Violet, the oldest daughter, who is 16-years-old, Seraphina, who is 12, and their youngest son, Samuel, who is 9-years-old. The couple parted ways in 2015 and then finalised their divorce in 2018.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez recently made headlines after they rekindled their spark 17 years later. They made their relationship official at the Venice Film Festival red carpet, on which they hugged and kissed each other, leaving fans in awe. The duo attended the event as Ben Affleck’s film The Last Duel was being premiered there. A short clip of the two at the event also surfaced online, in which the two were seen holding hands and posing together, giving fans ‘couple goals’.

Bennifer back on the red carpet: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck walk at the #VeniceFilmFestival premiere of “The Last Duel.” pic.twitter.com/L8DiAYvzDW

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) September 10, 2021

In a recent report by People, the publication mentioned that the couple was having a hard time staying apart owing to their busy work schedules. However, they carve out time for each other whenever possible and a source told the publication that the distance is making the duo ‘appreciate their relationship even more’. The couple recently spent the weekend together in Los Angeles, California, before Jennifer Lopez had to head back to work in Vancouver, Canada.

Image: AP

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excuse, condone, pardon, forgive mean to exact neither punishment nor redress. excuse may refer to specific acts especially in social or conventional situations or the person responsible for these. excuse an interruption excused them for interrupting Often the term implies extenuating circumstances. injustice excuses strong responses condone implies that one overlooks without censure behavior (such as dishonesty or violence) that involves a serious breach of a moral, ethical, or legal code, and the term may refer to the behavior or to the agent responsible for it. a society that condones alcohol but not narcotics pardon implies that one remits a penalty due for an admitted or established offense. pardon a criminal forgive implies that one gives up all claim to requital and to resentment or vengeful feelings. could not forgive their rudeness

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First Known Use of forgive

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2a

History and Etymology for forgive

Middle English, from Old English forgifan, from for- + gifan to give

7 dispute diffusers and tips for improving the way you argue.

Becky Robbins says she and her husband, Neil — married for eight years — rarely fight.

That doesn’t mean that there isn’t conflict. It’s just that she screams “kind of like the queen in Alice in Wonderland,” uttering phrases reminiscent of “off with their heads.” Neil responds like most guys in marriage fights. He hides in “the bedroom playing video games.”

“Everyone in a relationship argues,” Debbie Mandel, author of Addicted to Stress, says. “However, how loudly you scream or how frequently you fight does not predict the outcome of your marriage.”

What qualifies as fighting fair in marriage essentially comes down to how each partner feels when they leave the ring. If both are hearty “boxers” who love a few rounds in the ring and then are ready for some make-up sex, the marriage is probably fine.

But if people leave the ring angry, bitter, and resentful, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate, either together or with the help of a therapist or psychologist.

How to Keep the Peace

Experts on wedded bliss — some with the pedigree of education and others with the scars of experience — have recommended the following strategies for smoothing things over:

  • Go to bed angry. Several therapists and couples say forget that adage about always resolving anger before turning in — and let someone sleep on the couch. “We’ve found that going to bed angry is often the best choice,” says Lisa Earle McLeod, author and a 23-year marriage veteran. “It allows partners to clear their thoughts, get some sleep, and make a date to resume the fight (which might seem less important in the light of day).”
  • Take a break. Even a 30-second break can help a couple push the reset button on a fight, licensed clinical counselor Timothy Warneka says. “Stop, step out of the room, and reconnect when everyone’s a little calmer.”
  • Own up to your part of the fight. Melody Brooke, a licensed marriage and family therapist, says two things derail intense fights: admitting what you did to get your partner ticked off and expressing empathy toward your partner. Brooke, author of The Blame Game, says this can be difficult but is typically extremely successful. “Letting down our defenses in the heat of battle seems counterintuitive, but it is actually very effective with couples.”
  • Find the humor. Pamela Bodley and her husband have been married 23 years, “and Lord knows it [wasn’t] easy in the early years,” she says. “But it’s much, much better now. We have a great sense of humor.” Her husband Paul has kept the mood light by always saying he knows women keep skillets in their purse. So when he does something wrong, Bodley says, “I just pretend to hit him over the head with a skillet and say, ‘TING!'”
  • Shut up and touch. Brooke says there’s a point where discussing the matter doesn’t help. So couples need to just hold each other when nothing else seems to be working. “Reconnecting through touch is very important.”
  • Ban the “but.” Jane Straus, author of Enough is Enough! Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life, says couples often derail a resolution when they acknowledge the other partner’s position and then add a “but” in their next breath, reaffirming their own. An example: “I can understand why you didn’t pick up the dishes in the family room, but why do you think I’m the maid?”
  • Remember what’s important. “We soon realized that we don’t have two beings in a marriage,” Jacqueline Freeman says. “We actually have three: me, my husband, and the marriage. And we have to take good care of all three. So if we’ve been arguing about whose fault it is that the house is so messy, I might defend myself saying I was busy working on a project that will bring in more income, and he might say he was busy fixing something on the house that was broken. We used to be able to carry on a conversation like this for quite some time. But over the years, we seem to have developed a 15-minute timer for arguing. [Then] one of us will suddenly remember the key question: What’s best for the marriage?”

Therapists also say that it’s important to realize that no marriage is perfect and that fighting is often part of the ebb and flow of compromise.

I have come to realize that we are not normal,” Robbins says. “But as they say, ‘Normal is just a cycle on the washing machine.'”

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Melody Brooke, licensed marriage and family counselor; author, The Blame Game.

Debbie Mandel, stress management expert; author, Addicted To Stress: A Woman’s 7 Step Program To Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life.

Lisa Earl McLeod, author, Forget Perfect, Finding Grace When You Can’t Even Find Clean Underwear.

Jane Straus, author, Enough is Enough! Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life.

A student at far-left Oberlin College in Ohio is being mercilessly mocked for penning an op-ed in the school newspaper complaining of being “angry” and “scared” that “cisgender” men installed radiators in the author’s “safe space” dorm designated for women and transgender students.

What are the details?

The op-ed’s author — Peter Fray-Witzer — wrote that the radiator work was being done in Baldwin Cottage, which the school’s website says is “the home of the Women and Trans* Collective, a close-knit community that provides women and transgendered persons with a safe space for discussion, communal living, and personal development. It has a capacity for 30 residents, and is open to anyone who identifies as female or trans, regardless of race, nationality, religion, assigned sex, or sexual orientation.”

Fray-Witzer wrote, “In general, I am very averse to people entering my personal space. This anxiety was compounded by the fact that the crew would be strangers, and they were more than likely to be cisgender men.”

The author added that when work began in common areas, “I could see immediately that they were all men.”

More from the op-ed:

I was angry, scared, and confused. Why didn’t the College complete the installation over the summer, when the building was empty? Why couldn’t they tell us precisely when the workers would be there? Why were they only notifying us the day before the installation was due to begin?I felt mildly violated and a little peeved. [. ]

I couldn’t help but think that, though there were other dorms affected by the installation, Baldwin Cottage was one of the worst places for it to occur. There are myriad reasons to want to be housed in Baldwin Cottage, but many people — myself included — choose to live there for an added degree of privacy and a feeling of safety and protection. A significant portion of students choose to live in Baldwin because they are victims of sexual assault or abuse, have suffered past invasions of privacy, or have some other reason to fear cisgender men. [. ]

They should have taken measures to keep students comfortable and safe — especially those who have elected to live in a specifically designated safe space.

Given Fray-Witzer’s first name — Peter — and the fact that Baldwin Cottage is for women and trans students, it isn’t clear why Fray-Witzer is allowed to live there. The author doesn’t elaborate in the op-ed or offer personal pronouns.

How did commenters on the op-ed respond?

Fray-Witzer’s op-ed has since gone viral, but not in a very positive way. The author is getting mocked — even in the comments connected to the op-ed. Here are some responses:

  • “I read this and all I see is a bigot playing victim,” one commenter wrote. “We seriously need to stop entertaining nonsense like this.”
  • “Please let this be a joke!” another commenter declared. “Please!”
  • “I’m surprised that the writer of this essay didn’t tell us his/her/their pronouns,” another commenter observed. “This is exactly the kind of newspaper where such information would be expected to appear.”
  • “I’m so sorry that the students whose families can afford to send them to an $80k/year tuition college like Oberlin are so oppressed by the $15/hour maintenance men who just happen to be male and heterosexual,” another commenter noted. “The nerve of those privileged monsters to step into your dorm to make sure the radiators work and to unstop the toilets. When will the class intimidation of the blue collar privileged over the oppressed rich and woke ever end?!”

Anything else?

Fox News said Oberlin’s press office did not immediately respond to its request for comment on the matter.

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A t the beginning of 2020, while her home country burned and the rest of the world was waking up to a global pandemic, Courtney Barnett was in Los Angeles. She’d just completed an American tour; her plan was to find herself an apartment and stick around a little longer to work on songs.

Then – after “it all got really wild” – she came home to Melbourne. For maybe the first time in six years – since her 2016 hit Avant Gardener turned her into the newest “New Dylan” – Barnett finally had time to sit and think.

“There was a bit of a personal shift of some sort in my brain,” she says carefully over Zoom, from a Spartan-looking room that offers no clues. “I felt myself opening up in a different way.”

Barnett’s personal life had been riven with upheaval, even beyond the virus that wreaked havoc on her industry. Her relationship with Jen Cloher, with whom she founded her label Milk! Records in 2012, had ended in 2018 (the business partnership remains intact). There had also been “some deaths” – she doesn’t say whom. “I was just checking in with myself, on a different level than I maybe had done previously.”

‘It’s one of my favourite songs that I’ve written, and I’m so proud of it,’ Barnett says of Before You Gotta Go. Photograph: Ian Laidlaw/Remote Control Records

Barnett is prone to talking in broad brush strokes, with long pauses, sometimes repeating herself in search of a better choice of words. It’s easy to understand why. Her first two EPs (released in 2013 as A Sea of Split Peas) and debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit turned her into one of the most talked-about Australian songwriters of her generation, earning her a Grammy nomination for best new artist. She also became a darling of the American chat-show circuit.

Barnett’s third album is called Things Take Time, Take Time. Lyrically, it’s a throwback to her conversational, verbose early EPs. Words – lots of them – tumble out, offering reassurance and comfort. “When you sleep, are you warm, can you feel my cold feet? Are you good, are you making ends meet?” she asks on Sunfair Sundown.

Many of the songs – especially the second single, Before You Gotta Go – could be construed as being addressed to Cloher, given the pair’s shared history of writing songs with, to and about each other. But Barnett, in between long pauses, insists that it’s both more universal and more complicated than that.

“I’ve heard a few people refer to it as a breakup song, and I don’t want to say that anyone’s wrong or right, but I think it diminishes the intention of the song,” she says. “It’s more all-encompassing, and I feel like it would do a disservice to the song for me to box it into one moment, or one person.”

Regardless of who it was intended for, it radiates kindness – “One of the biggest unspoken themes of the album,” she says. The song itself “is about relationships, but it’s also about friendships, and not clinging on to regret. I feel like it’s a universal song. It’s one of my favourite songs that I’ve written, and I’m so proud of it.”

Barnett says she wrote much of the album as though she were extending a “comforting arm [around] a friend”; the songs are all directed outwards, to other people. The music is also softer, partly a product of the space in which it was written: “I was writing in a flat, so it was kind of quiet because I didn’t want angry neighbours.”

But in a way, Barnett was seeking comfort herself, centring herself in the cyclical patterns of the drum machine she used to accompany her acoustic guitar. At home, she sought solace in the music of Arthur Russell, Leonard Cohen and Brian Eno. “I was making the music I wanted to listen to – calm, repetitive, very comforting music”.

‘There was a whole lot of time for reflection, and to be grateful, and to consider those things wholly and truly.’ Photograph: Ian Laidlaw/Remote Control Records

She sent the demos to Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, eventually asking her to co-produce the album. It was recorded in Sydney in the summer of 2020–21, without Barnett’s usual collaborators, drummer Dave Mudie and bass player Bones Sloane (they have resumed their usual roles on tour, with Mozgawa joining the group, now back in the US).

Live, she says, the songs have more fizz. “I love playing loud and aggressive and disjointed music, and I love that songs can have different lives. So I’m sure they’ll get a bit faster, get a bit more energy, get a bit more raucous. But what I wanted the recorded version to sound like was keeping in check with that sense of calmness.”

Being forced to stop, amid fire and plague, gave Barnett perspective. “There was a whole lot of time for reflection, and to be grateful, and to consider those things wholly and truly, not just as a kind of fleeting buzzword. Just to really understand what those things mean.”

On Rae Street, the first single, Barnett sings: “You seem so stable, but you’re just hanging on / Let go that expectation, change the station, find out what you want”. It could be addressed to anyone fighting their way through the times, but perhaps more than any other song on Things Take Time, Take Time, it reflected Barnett’s own state of mind before coming home.

“I think it was just a letting go of structure – maybe just a different relationship to life and death, and accepting all the unknown things that you cannot control,” she says. “Time needs patience – taking each of those moments and how we react to them. I think that was my biggest lesson, and the biggest lesson of the album.”

Things Take Time, Take Time is out Friday 12 November through Milk Records

No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural towns. Depending on the environment, some groups—such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth, youth with disabilities, and socially isolated youth—may be at an increased risk of being bullied. Stigma can also spread false and harmful information that can lead to increasing rates of bullying, harassment, and hate crimes against certain groups of people.

Children at Risk of Being Bullied

Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”
  • Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves
  • Are depressed, anxious, or have low self esteem
  • Are less popular than others and have few friends
  • Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention

However, even if a child has these risk factors, it doesn’t mean that they will be bullied.

Children More Likely to Bully Others

There are two types of kids who are more likely to bully others:

  • Some are well-connected to their peers, have social power, are overly concerned about their popularity, and like to dominate or be in charge of others.
  • Others are more isolated from their peers and may be depressed or anxious, have low self esteem, be less involved in school, be easily pressured by peers, or not identify with the emotions or feelings of others.

Children who have these factors are also more likely to bully others;

  • Are aggressive or easily frustrated
  • Have less parental involvement or having issues at home
  • Think badly of others
  • Have difficulty following rules
  • View violence in a positive way
  • Have friends who bully others

Remember, those who bully others do not need to be stronger or bigger than those they bully. The power imbalance can come from a number of sources—popularity, strength, cognitive ability—and children who bully may have more than one of these characteristics.

Sakura is by no means an unfriendly person, but boy does that girl have a short fuse. Combined with someone who is as dense as Naruto, she gets ample chances to deal out some punishment. You would think Naruto would eventually learn not to tick off the woman who can punch through buildings with her bare hands.

Chi-Chi

From Dragon Ball Z

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and that is especially true when the woman is your wife. It should speak volumes that Son Gokuu and many other members of the Z Fighters are openly afraid of this normal(ish) human woman despite all of them being powerful enough to destroy planets with a flick of the wrist.

Kenshin Himura

From Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

It takes a lot of killing to earn a nickname like Battousai the Manslayer, but Kenshin Himura did just that. While the terrors of war did cause Kenshin to take a vow against killing, you cannot go through a nightmare like that without becoming a little unhinged along the way. It can take a lot to make Kenshin angry but when that does finally happen, God help you.

From Berserk

A classic example of a tragic hero, Guts began his life from death as he was born from the corpse of his mother. Being trained as a soldier literally from birth, his life has seen little more than one battlefield after the next. A lifetime of killing has given Guts a "swing sword first, ask questions later" attitude and his heart hardens further with each comrade that is lost.

Monkey D. Luffy

From One Piece

Luffy is a really nice guy. One of the nicest you could ever meet. He does not kill people, he goes out of his way to help others and do the right thing, the whole shebang. On top of all that, he cares about his friends more than anything else. So if you are unfortunate enough to have hurt one of his friends, run. Do not try to fight; just run. It is the only chance you have. The nicest guys have the strongest anger buried within and Luffy is one of the top examples of that.

Ichigo Kurosaki

From Bleach

Sometimes anger is an involuntary choice. You do not choose to get angry, it just happens to you. For some people this is just how their mind works but for Ichigo Kurosaki it is because he has a literal inner demon that is happy to come out and kill, kill, kill.

Lelouch Lamperouge

From Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

You know what really grinds my gears? When I am trying to take over the world by fighting the planet's largest military power and things just are not going my way. Staging a rebellion is not easy, it makes a lot of hard work and dirty manipulation. Honestly, my plans of global conquest having even the slightest risk of failure can be such a stress inducer.

Yuno Gasai

From Mirai Nikki (TV)

Ah, the girlfriend who would do anything for you. From keeping you company for the day to bringing you soup when you are sick, from defending your honor to insulting other girls who come near you. wait is that a knife? She's got a gun too! Yeah, crazy angry + weapons is not a good combination for anyone else who happens to be standing nearby.

Chibimaru-chan

From Tottoko Hamtarou

Anger can take many forms, even little cute and tiny. Sure Chibimaru-chan is furious, but is she not still adorable? Look at that face, how could you ever be angry with a rage-induced hamster face like that?

Usagi Tsukino

From Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Sometimes anger is used to cover up another emotion, such as embarrassment. The angry person will still totally clobber you in this state and you might also even make them cry. Way to go, you monster.

Natsu Dragneel

From Fairy Tail

Some protagonists gain their strength through the power of friendship and love, whereas others just get really pissed off and keep hitting you until you stop moving. When someone has the amount of literal firepower that Natsu can wield, it may be a good idea to stay on his good side.

Sakura Kinomoto

From Cardcaptor Sakura

When you are angry you just want to punch and kick and. cook? Well I guess everybody needs an outlet, and even if you are angry that does not mean you have spare time to neglect your chores.

Hazuki Okamoto

From Plastic Neesan

Ever been so mad with someone you grabbed them by the face and slammed their body into a wall hard enough to shatter the stone it is made from? No? Ah anime, never change.

Yui Funami

From Yuru Yuri

One of the most extreme physical examples of anger is becoming red in the face. Not like, "oh you look cute because it looks like you're blushing." More like, "blood is going to her brain for extra processing power so she can simultaneously plan how to kill me and where to hide the body."

Rika Furude

From Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Nothing quite triggers an angry spell like a complete and total mental breakdown, where there is certainly no shortage of in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

Mikoto Misaka

From Toaru Majutsu no Index

Almost everyone has had that moment in life where the vending machine just refuses to work. Maybe your snack gets stuck on the way down or maybe the machine ate your coins, but something went wrong. It is at this point where the vending machine voids its rights to physical safety and you have determined you are free to do whatever you want to that machine because darn it you need your snack!

Roy Mustang

From Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Very few things can spark a murderous rage within a man, but coming face to face with his best friend's killer will certainly due the trick.

Maka Albarn

From Soul Eater

Most girls learn a simple fact about boys at a young age; boys are stupid. With a dork of a partner, Maka often finds reason to inflict physical harm on her friend Soul.

Kagome Higurashi

From Inuyasha

The angry girlfriend who won't even look at you and probably doesn't return your calls. Kagome Higurashi has the stubborn anger of the teenager that she is, which makes matters worse for Inuyasha as he is saddled with an unremovable magic necklace that she can use to slam him into the ground hard enough to leave Inuyasha-shaped holes.

Potato

From Dai Mahou Touge

Self-mutilation is a grotesque and horrific act, but it becomes hilarious when an animated potato is doing it. Taking a deadly vegetable peeler to his own skin, the intense emotions felt by potato result in an action of bravery, courage, and a delicious lunch.